The men set to face ETBU on Saturday
Marshall, Texas- The Centenary men’s basketball team plays its first regular season road game on Saturday as the Gentiles take on the East Texas Baptist University Tigers in a non-conference contest scheduled for 5 p.m. at Ornleas Gym.
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The Gents (1-0) opened their season with a dominating 101-64 win over the Arlington Baptist University Patriots on Tuesday night in a non-conference game at the Gold Dome. Centenary defeated Arlington Baptist for the second consecutive season after recording an 87-77 victory on November 9, 2021 at home. ETBU will open its season on Saturday.
The series between the Tigers and the Gents dates back to 1946 and has been dominated by the Gents as they have won 32 of 41 all-time meetings. The teams met last season in Marshall as the Tigers recorded a rare 75-60 win.
Centenary scored 100 points for the first time since blasting Southwestern 105-69 last season. The Gents have passed 100 points in a game for the third time under head coach Chris Dorsey and Centenary have won 10 of their last 13 home games and Maroon and White are an impressive 25-6 in their last 31 home games dating back to the 2019-20 season.
The Gentiles got off to a flying start, sizzling 68.4% (26-38) in the first half to take a comfortable 59-32 halftime lead. Centenary then shot 37.2 percent (16-43) in the second half to take the win with 37 points. The Gentiles, who edged Arlington Baptist by 10 points (42-32) in the second half, shot 51.9 percent (42-81) for the game.
Centenary was solid from beyond the arc, going 13-31 for 41.9%. The Gentiles only went to the free throw line eight times and made four for 50%. Centenary outshot Arlington Baptist 49-41 and five players reached the double.
Senior F thomas thomas (Kilgore, Texas) led the Gents on offense with 24 points, one shy of their career high, when they were 11-16 from the floor, 1-2 from 3 and 1-1 at the line. free throws. He grabbed five rebounds and added four assists and a blocked shot in 27 minutes. Freshman G Cameron Walker (Bossier City, La.) scored 14 in just 13 minutes off the bench, shooting 5-8 overall and 3-4 from beyond the arc. He added three rebounds and two steals.
Junior G chris jackson (North Las Vegas, Nevada) also came off the bench and scored 13 points in a full 17 minutes. He, like Walker, was also 5-8 overall and 3-4 from beyond the arc. Jackson grabbed four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Junior G Jerrick Baines (Alexandria, La.) started and scored 12 in 26 minutes, going 5-9 total shots and hitting a pair of treys. He grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and provided six assists and four steals.
Senior G Kile Mingo (Cypress, Texas) scored 10 in 15 minutes off the bench as he hit a pair of treys and was 4-9 overall with three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Senior G Tykeem Singleton (Fort Worth, Texas) and freshman G Quentin Beverly (Katy, Texas) each scored five points while Junior G Council Braeden (Rayne, La.) and senior F Joseph Wiggins (Bossier City, La.) each collected four. senior F Xavier Johnson (Baker, La.) scored three and junior G Coby Harris (Lafayette, Louisiana), senior G/F Willie Davis (Bronx, New York), and freshman G Dalyn Davis (Natchitoches, Louisiana) each scored two goals. Junior G/F dylan hooter (Mandeville, Louisiana) scored one and grabbed three rebounds in eight minutes off the bench.
Beverly grabbed a rebound and got an assist, Board had four rebounds with a block, and Wiggins got three rebounds. Johnson had three rebounds and two assists, Harris grabbed two rebounds, Wille Davis had an assist and a rebound, and Dalyn Davis had two rebounds.
Check out the full men’s season schedule here: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/schedule
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