Shreveport – The Centennial Men’s Basketball team made history Wednesday night as the hot-shooting Gents broke a program record 22 three-pointers en route to a dominant 105-69 victory over the University of the Southwest Pirates in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game at the Gold Dome.
The Gents improved to 7-6 overall and 3-3 in the SCAC game while the Pirates fell to 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the conference game. Centenary was back on his pitch for the first time in nearly a month and made the most of it, breaking the previous record of 20 three points in a game that had already occurred twice. Centenary also scored 100 points for the first time since a 111-109 home overtime victory over Johnson and Wales on December 1, 2017.
Individual history was also written on Wednesday as senior G AJ Hall (Thibodaux, Louisiana) also made history by tying the record of one game for three scorers by an individual as he emptied nine treys. in 14 attempts (64%) and finished with a career-high 34 points. Hall’s nine treys are also the most in a single game this season by a SCAC player and his 34 points are the most points scored in a game by a SCAC player this season. His nine three pointers are also the 11e-the most in a single game by a player of the country this season. The record is 15 by John Carroll’s Jackson Sartain against Keuka on November 12, 2021, two players reached 12, four reached 11 and three players made 10.
Centenary has already completed 20 treys in a match on December 12, 2009 against Louisiana Tech and more recently against Millsaps on November 21, 2015. The 22 three pointers are also a new Gold Dome record. Hall is now tied with Trenton Smith, who hit nine against ETBU on Jan. 13, 1992. The Gents attempted 47 threes on Wednesday, which tied the record for most attempts in a game in history. school, tying the previous record set against UCF on January 11, 1993. The 22 three pointers are also the seventh highest in a game this season by a Division III team and equal the SCAC record in a game set by St. Thomas vs. Trinity on January 31, 2020. Centenary’s 22 The 3-pointers made are fifth by a D3 team in a game this season in the country. Grinnell made 31 against Spurgeon on November 10, 2021, which is the high in a game so far this season.
Hall finished 11-18 overall from the floor, 9-14 from beyond the arc and a perfect 3-3 from the free throw line in 23 minutes on the bench. He added a rebound, an assist and a steal. Centenary shot 48.6% (36-74) overall from the floor, 46.8% from the three-point range and 11-13 (84.6%) from the free throw line. The Gents haven’t shot 40% or better over the arc four times this season and nearly matched their best effort of the season at 48% (12-25) in a 73-52 win at the University of Mississippi for Women on Nov. 23 when Hall scored. a previous career record of 21 points.
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