Centenary 73, Louisiana-Lafayette 68

David Perez scored 22 points and Centenary hit 12 3-pointers in

a 73-68 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Monday night.

The Gentlemen (5-7), who ended a five-game skid, were 9-for-15

from beyond the arc in the first half and 12-for-23 from long range

for the game (52.2 percent), surpassing their average of 8.5 per

game. The Ragin’ Cajuns (4-8) shot just 2-for-18 (11.1 percent)

from 3-point range.

Centenary never trailed and led by 16 with 18:52 to go.

Louisiana-Lafayette used a 13-3 run, capped by a Willie Lago layup,

to pull within 66-63 with 1:23 left, but could get no closer. Pedro

Maciel’s five points in the final 1:05 sealed the win for the


The Ragin’ Cajuns outrebounded Centenary 37-30 and held the

Gentlemen to four steals, well below their average of 8.7.

Tyren Johnson scored 23 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette,

which has lost three straight.