Northwestern State edges Centenary 69-66

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Michael McConathy scored 17 points and Dominic Knight added 15 off the bench to help Northwestern State hold off Centenary 69-66 on Friday in the LSU Classic.

The Demons (2-1) held a 36-26 halftime lead, but the Gents (1-3) went on a 6-0 run to pull ahead 52-49 with 8:02 left. Northwestern State regained the lead at 53-52 on a Keithan Hancock 3-pointer with 6:12 on the clock.

Centenary stayed close despite shooting 37.5 percent (21 of 56) and tied the score at 57 with 3:40 left.

The Demons built a six-point margin, then squandered it in the final minute. After Chase Adams hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 67-66 with four-seconds left, Charles Clark’s lay-up clinched the win for Northwestern State.

Centenary’s Adams led all scorers with 20 points and Gary Redus II added 17 for the Gents.

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Chase Adams Chase Adams
5-11,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Northwestern St.
Dominic Knight Dominic Knight
6-8,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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