The Austin College men's basketball team suffered its second defeat in a row on Sunday, falling 82-72 at Centenary College despite a 19 point, nine rebound effort from Austin Freet. The 'Roos are now 7-8 overall and 3-2 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
After falling behind early the 'Roos battled back, eventually grabbing the lead at 11-10 on an Aaron Anwary three pointer. Centenary tied things up at 15 apiece with 11:42 left in the opening half, but an 8-0 run for Austin College made it a 23-15 game on a layup by Kevin Graham at the 8:20 mark.
However, a 14-2 run for the Gents would put the host team on top 29-25, and after Austin College pulled to within two at 32-30, Centenary would score the final seven points of the half to head to the locker room leading 39-30. Austin College came out strong in the second half and trimmed it to a 43-41 Centenary lead on a basket by Cedric Hudson.
With Centenary leading 49-47 with 13:42 left in the game, the Gents would use a 12-0 run to push the lead to 61-47 and the lead would grow to as much as 17 twice down the stretch. Austin College was unable to back to single digits the rest of the way.
Kendall Demouchet led all scorers with 33 points for Centenary.