SCAC Men's Basketball Recap - Week 10

SCAC Men's Basketball Recap - Week 10

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The second half of conference play kicked off with some excitement as all eight teams remain in contention for a spot in the 2018 SCAC Men's Basketball Championship.

Schreiner University continues to lead the league, extending its winning streak to six games and moving to 7-1 in SCAC play. The Mountaineers hit the road for games against one of the conference's other top teams, Centenary College, defeating the Gents 65-64 in Shreveport. Schreiner also took down Austin College, 88-75.

Centenary  got a hot start to the weekend before the stumble against Schreiner, defeating Trinity 63-44. The Gents stifling defense held the Tigers' shooting to 22.4% from the field and 13.3% from distance.

The Gents are now at 5-4 in league play, tied with the University of Dallas. The Crusaders got back on track this week, recording a pair of five-points wins to sweep Southwestern University and Texas Lutheran University on the road.

Colorado College moved up in the standings with a pair of wins over SU and TLU as well. The Tigers are now 4-5 in conference, with three of those wins on the road.

Trinity and Southwestern each sit at 4-4 in conference play, tied for fourth in the standings. Texas Lutheran moved to 3-5 after a two-loss weekend, dropping into the seventh spot.

The Austin College 'Roos earned their second win of the conference season, defeating Trinity University in a tight game. The 'Roos earned the 88-85 win behind 29 points from freshman Justice Mercadel.

For links to box scores and recaps from all of the action over the holiday break, click below: 

This Week's Leaders:

Points/game (27.0): Justice Mercadel, Austin College
Rebounds/game (15.5): Spencer Levi, Dallas
Assists/game (7.5): Luis Mancillas, Schreiner
Steals/game (3.0): Ryan Wheeler, Southwestern
Blocks/game (3.5): Trenton Garrett, Southwestern
*FG percentage (62.5): John Russell, Dallas
+FT percentage (100.0): Joshua Nunn, Dallas (13-13); CooXooEii Black, Colorado College (7-7); Travion Kirkendoll, Centenary (6-6); Josh Quinn, Austin College (6-6); Jacob Kouremetis, Texas Lutheran (5-5)
#3FG percentage (75.0): Justin McCormack, Southwestern (3-4)

*minimum of 4 FGs made per game
+minimum of 2.5 FTs made per game
#minimum of 1.5 3FGs made per game 

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
 
January
Fri. 26 Dallas * 69 Texas Lutheran 64 Final
  Colorado College * 70 Southwestern (Tex.) 64 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) * 44 Centenary (La.) 63 Final
  Schreiner * 88 Austin College 75 Final
Sat. 27 Dallas * 77 Southwestern (Tex.) 72 Final
  Colorado College * 58 Texas Lutheran 54 Final
Sun. 28 Trinity (Tex.) * 85 Austin College 88 Final
  Schreiner * 65 Centenary (La.) 64 Final
* Conference

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