Shreveport – The Centenary men’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday when the men take on the Texas College Steers in a non-conference competition scheduled for 3:00 p.m. in the Gold Dome.
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The Gents (3-2) and Steers (2-1) will meet for the second year in a row after Texas College recorded a 63-54 in the first meeting between the two programs at the Gold Dome last December. The Gents are impressive 25-7 in their last 32 home games and 1-1 this season.
Centenary won the Millsaps College Tournament title this past weekend in Jackson, Miss., with a 69-66 win over the University of the Ozarks Eagles. Centenary also defeated the Piedmont University Lions 68-55. The Steers beat Dallas Christian College 97-70 in their last game on November 14.
Centenary shot the ball well off the field in both games last weekend en route to the title, finishing 41.3% (26-63) against the Ozarks after gaining 41.9% in the win over Piedmont. Three Gents hit double digits against the Ozarks, led by a season-best 18 from Junior G Braeden Board (Rayne, La.). The Maroon and White made just 5-24 attempts from beyond the arc for 20.8% and were just 12-21 from the free throw line, but the Gents forced 19 turnovers and limited their second straight opponent under 70 points.
Centenary had 11 assists, four steals and two blocked shots, and Ozarks had 13 assists and seven steals but had no blocked shots. The Gents beat the Eagles 38-22 in the paint and had 18 points from turnovers while the Ozarks had 15. Centenary ended with 10 second-chance points to Ozarks’ seven points, the Gents accumulated 18 fastbreak points, limiting the Eagles to seven, and the two teams’ benches combined for 35 points — 21 from the Eagles and 14 from the Gents.
Board averaged 7-13 in 28 minutes with five rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot. He finished the 3-4 from the free throw line and hit a Trey. He had 24 points with 12 rebounds over the weekend and finished 5-7 at the free throw line with four assists, a steal and a blocked shot. Senior G Tykeem Singleton (Fort Worth, Texas) scored 11 points and Junior G Jerrick Baines (Alexandria, La.) had 10. Senior F Seth Thomas (Kilgore, Texas) had nine and the men’s got seven each from Senior G Kile Mingo ( Cypress, Texas) and freshman G Quentin Beverly (Katy, Texas). Senior G Ralph Johnson (White Castle, La.) added five and Senior F Joseph Wiggins (Bossier City, La.) added two points.
Singleton grabbed seven team-high rebounds with his 11 points and had a 4-6 shooting overall and 3-5 from the free throw line with two assists in 27 minutes. He reached double figures for the second time this season after scoring 10 goals at ETBU on November 12. Thomas played 38 minutes and had six rebounds with a blocked shot and a steal and took a 3-6 lead at the free throw line.
Baines was 4-9 off the field in 27 minutes, nailing a pair of Treys and grabbing a rebound. Mingo came off the bench to play 24 minutes and was 2-4 at the free throw line and made a 3-pointer. He had three rebounds and a steal. Beverly was 3-10 overall in 24 minutes, hitting a trey and having three assists with two steals and a rebound. Johnson was 2-6 overall, 1-2 at the free throw line in 16 minutes and had two assists and a rebound. Wiggins grabbed four rebounds and added an assist in 13 minutes.
Centenary is averaging 73.0 PPG this season and shooting 42% from the floor. The Maroon and White average 38.4 rebounds per game and have four times 10 or most assists in a game, hitting a season-best 20 at home in their 101-64 opener win over Arlington Baptist on Nov. 8. Thomas leads the team with 14.2 PPG and 6.6 rebounds/game.
The full men’s season schedule can be found here: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/schedule
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