The Gents Basketball team needed to sweep all three Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference games this past week if they wanted to keep their hopes of a Conference Regular Season Championship alive. Centenary did just that, thanks in part to a great Senior Week by Treylan Matthews.
After 18 points in the Gents 57-52 win to complete the regular season sweep of Dallas on Tuesday, Matthews went for a big career high as Centenary completed the season sweep of Colorado College. He finished the game 10-for-19 from the field for 34 points - seven clear of his previous collegiate high. He also added five rebounds and four steals as the Gents held on for the 66-62 win.
However, with the Gents down 12 in the second half to Johnson & Wales on senior day Saturday, he scored 13 of his 19 points in the period by going 4-for-5 from the field. With less than two miniutes left, Matthews buried a three for the first tie of the game. After a defensive stand and a Centenary offensive board, Matthews held the ball near halfcourt before the drive and pullup inside the arc. He buried the jumper with 1.6 seconds left. Johnson & Wales desperation heave hit hard off the backboard as the Gents claimed the 61-59 win.
For the week, Matthews went 22-for-44 from the field - including 10-for-18 from behind the arc. He also improved to 16.3 points per game for the season, which ranks sixth right behind junior teammate Cedric Harris in the SCAC.
The Gents, who clinched no worse than the fourth seed in the SCAC Tournament, return to action next weekend deep in the heart of Texas. The Gents take on Southwestern on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. before finishing the weekend Sunday at SCAC leading Texas Lutheran. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
2018-19 Centenary Athletes of the Week
February 11, 2019 - Treylan Matthews, Gents Basketball
February 4, 2019 - Navia Jordan, Ladies Gymnastics
January 28, 2019 - Kendall Sanders, Ladies Gymnastics
January 21, 2019 - Navia Jordan, Ladies Gymnastics
January 14, 2019 - Cedric Harris, Gents Basketball
January 7, 2019 - Bre Frierson, Ladies Basketball
December 31, 2018 - Cedric Harris, Gents Basketball
December 20, 2018 - Ty Prince, Gents Basketball
December 3, 2018 - Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming
November 26, 2018 - Deunya Small, Ladies Basketball
November 19, 2018 - Kaharri Carter, Gents Basketball
November 12, 2018 - Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming
November 5, 2018 - Brianna Serret, Ladies Swimming
October 29, 2018 - Hailey Lawson, Ladies Volleyball
October 22, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer & Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming
October 15, 2018 - Rachel Demerjian, Ladies Volleyball
October 8, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer
October 1, 2018 - Brittany Risner, Ladies Volleyball
September 24, 2018 - Marissa Sandoval, Ladies Volleyball
September 17, 2018 - Rachel Demerjian, Ladies Volleyball
September 10, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer
September 4, 2018 - Veronica Dougherty, Ladies Soccer