Ladies and Gents Basketball Faces Important Games in Tune-up for SCAC Tournament
The Ladies have officially qualified for the SCAC Tournament! (Photo courtesy of Curt Youngblood).
Ladies and Gents Basketball Faces Important Games in Tune-up for SCAC Tournament
Friday, February 16, 2018
Centenary (La.) (14-10, 8-6)
Austin (4-21, 2-12)
2/17/2018 | Hughey Gym | Attendance: 332
Centenary (La.)404383
Stats at a GlanceCENTMBACM
FG Percentage.500 (32-64) .429 (30-70)
3P FG Percentage.360 (9-25) .091 (2-22)
FT Percentage.556 (10-18) .762 (16-21)
Offensive Rebounds1814
Defensive Rebounds2919
Total Rebounds4733
Bench Points1119
Statistical LeadersCENTMBACM
PointsTreylan Matthews - 26
Justice Mercadel - 20
ReboundsKaharri Carter - 10
Michael Holland - 7
AssistsTreylan Matthews - 6
Kam Hogan - 3
Justice Mercadel - 3
StealsTravion Kirkendoll - 4
Justice Mercadel - 5
BlocksTravion Kirkendoll - 1
James Helzer - 1
Josh Quinn - 1
Austin Wells - 1
Justice Mercadel - 1
Josh Garrett - 1

SHERMAN, Texas – The Centenary and Ladies and Gents Basketball teams travel to Sherman, Texas, for their final tune-up before the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament against Austin College. The Gents and ‘Roos play at 4 p.m., with the Ladies and Austin College are scheduled for 6 p.m.


Gents (13-10, 7-6 SCAC) at Austin College (4-20, 2-11 SCAC): Live Stats Live Video

Ladies (8-16, 5-8 SCAC) at Austin College (4-20, 2-11 SCAC): Live Stats  Live Video 



Ladies Tournament Scenarios

With Trinity’s win against Schreiner on Thursday night, February 15, the Ladies clinched a spot in the SCAC Tournament for the first time since the 2016 season. It is complicated to determine the exact seeding or opponent (there are multiple scenarios where Centenary is tied with one or more teams).

However, it is most likely the Ladies will be the fourth or fifth seed and play at 6 p.m. CST (5 p.m. MST) on Friday night, February 23.

However, if the Ladies fall Saturday night, Texas Lutheran beats Southwestern, and Trinity beats Schreiner, Centenary will drop to the sixth seed and play at 8 p.m. CST (7 p.m. MST). In that scenario, the Ladies will play Southwestern. The Pirates are the only team already assured of their seed in the Women’s Tournament while Dallas is the only team to be eliminated.



Gents Tournament Scenarios

With a win, the Gents look as if they will be no worse than a third seed (thanks in part to important sweeps of Trinity and Colorado College). However, Centenary can move up to the second seed and receive a bye to the semifinal game at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. MST) on Saturday, February 24. Centenary will be the second seed if it wins, Trinity beats Schreiner, and Colorado College beats Dallas.

Even with a loss, Centenary looks as if it clinches the third seed with a Trinity loss. But, with a loss and Trinity win, the Gents could fall to the four seed (if Texas Lutheran beats Southwestern) or the five seed (if Southwestern beats Texas Lutheran).

The only seed already determined is Schreiner as the top seed after winning clinching the outright SCAC Regular Season Championship last night. Austin College has already been eliminated for the Tournament.



Fastest to 1,000

As you may know, Jasmine Morris hit 1,000 points in her 68th collegiate game, the fastest person to that milestone. On Thursday, February 15, KTAL caught up to Jasmine in the Gold Dome.



Next Up

The Ladies and Gents make their second trek of the season to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 2018 SCAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday-Sunday, February 23-25.