SHREVEPORT, La. – Treylon Matthews poured in 34 points to lead Centenary College to a 66-62 victory over Colorado College in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball game on Friday night at the Gold Dome.
Freshman guard Aaron Acosta gave the Tigers a 62-61 lead when he hit a triple with 2:28 to play, but Matthews answered with a triple of his own 29 seconds later to put the Gents ahead to stay.
CC had an opportunity to level the score with 53 seconds left, but Ty Prince blocked Edmund Pendleton’s shot.
Acosta had a chance to give the Tigers the lead with 10 seconds to play, however his three-point attempt would not fall and Centenary’s Kaharri Carter sank a pair of free throws with eight ticks on the clock to seal the victory for the Gents.
CooXooEii Black scored 17 points and dished out five assists for Colorado College, which dropped to 7-16 overall and 3-11 in the SCAC.
Acosta finished with 15 points, five rebounds and a pair of assists.
CC led 49-42 after Acosta knocked down a jumper with 12:38 remaining in the second half, but the Gents utilized an 11-4 surge to level the score for the eighth time.
Kile Mingo added 11 points and five assists for Centenary, which improved to 11-11 overall and 8-5 in the conference.
The Tigers visit Austin College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. CT.