Blunt shoots Centenary past La College

Blunt shoots Centenary past La College

Former BTW star Jonathan Blunt scores 24 points to lead former Byrd star Anthony Gaines and Louisiana College

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary men’s basketball team moved to 2-1 on the season following an 85-74 win over Louisiana College on Saturday afternoon. LC falls to 0-1 in the effort.

Jonathan Blount scored 24 points in the win to lead the Gents. The effort marks the third straight contest with 20-plus points for the Shreveport, La., senior. Donovan Williams added 12 points – his third outing in double-digits for the Maroon and White this season.

Freshman Kendall Demouchet grabbed a team-best nine rebounds in the victory – a career-high and his first contest as the team’s leading rebounder this season.

Never trailing in the contest, Centenary held a 41-28 advantage at the break. The Maroon and White marched its lead out to 17 points – it’s largest of the game – at the 15:07 mark following a layup by Williams.

The Wildcats answered with a 13-5 run to cut the lead under double-digits with less than 10 minutes remaining in the outing. The Gents pressed the lead back out to double digits, but again LC mounted a run cutting the deficit to four points with 2:15 left in the contest.

Again the Gents pushed the lead back to double figures outscoring the Blue and Orange 8-1 during the final two minutes to secure the victory. Jarius Browning and Williams knocked down a pair of free throws with Blount and Caden Cheramie adding baskets during the stretch.

A pair of Wildcats scored 20-plus points led by Anthony Gaines’ 24. Kevin Cottonham added 20 points with 10 coming from Kevin Lewis. Gaines’ also points pulled down 12 rebounds for a double-double in the effort.

The Gents shots 49-percent from the field with LC shooting 39-percent.

Centenary returns to action on Monday, Dec. 2 as it travels to LeTourneau University. Tip is slated for 7 p.m.

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