LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The 2018-19 SCAC men's basketball season tipped off on Thursday with the league posting a cumulative 2-3 mark in limited opening week action.
Centenary College picked up an 84-79 victory over Hardin-Simmons on Saturday behind a pair of 21-point performances from senior guard Treylan Matthews and freshman guard Kile Mingo. The season-opening victory snapped a four-year streak of first-game losses for the Gents.
Austin College, the only SCAC team to play more than once, split its first two contests. The 'Roos defeated Howard Payne, 101-95, on Friday before dropping a 97-60 decision to Rhodes College on Sunday. Sophomore guard Justice Mercadel had 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the victory over HPU.
For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below:
This Week's Leaders:
Points/game (22.0): Jacob Kouremetis, Texas Lutheran
Rebounds/game (10.0): Kaharri Carter, Centenary
Assists/game (5.0): Ty Prince, Centenary
Steals/game (3.5): Michael Holland, Austin College
Blocks/game (1.5): Justice Mercadel, Austin College
*FG percentage (72.7): JP Feider, Austin College (8-11)
+FT percentage (100.0): Treylan Matthews, Centenary (6-6); Jacob Kouremetis, Texas Lutheran (4-4); Cameron Davis, Schreiner (4-4); Matthew Rindahl, Schreiner (3-3)
#3FG percentage (66.7): Ellis Jones, Schreiner (2-3)
*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: