FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2000
Contact: Patrick Netherton, Sports Information Director, 318-869-5092


SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Centenary Gents sent their two seniors out in style in their final home game as the Gents beat the Texas College Steers 94-59 in the Gold Dome.

Centenary (10-17) began the game with a 24-3 run over the first 5:50 of the first half, thanks to five three-pointers by junior guard Ronnie McCollum in that span. Thomas Foster, one of the two seniors for the Gents hit two threes in that span as Centenary put the game out of reach early.

Three players hit double digits for the Gents, led by McCollum, who scored 26 points on nine of 21 shooting and six of 15 from three-point range. The sex made threes leaves just three makes away from breaking the school record for three-point field goals made in a career. The record of 261 is currently held by Aljay Forman.

Sophomore forward Ed Dotson finished the game with 18 points on seven of 15 shooting from the field, including three dunks in a perfect four of four at the free throw line.

Foster finished his final game in the Gold Dome with a double figure night, scoring 11 points on four of five shooting, including three of four from the three.

Senior Srdjan Lalic made an impact on the boards in his final home game, grabbing 12 of the Gents' season-high 61 rebounds, while the Steers (9-15) only got 32 boards.

For the game, Centenary shot 49.3 percent (33-67) from the field, while holding Texas College to 28.4 percent shooting (21-74).

The Gents wrap up the season this weekend when they travel to Edinburg, Texas to face the Texas-Pan American Broncs on Saturday.