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Centenary defeats Texas College 95-76

Nov 20, 2009 - 4:58 AM SHREVEPORT, La.(AP) -- Daman Starring scored 27 points and David Perez added 21 in Centenary's 95-76 win over Texas College on Thursday night.

Starring put the Gentlemen (2-1) ahead 20-11 on back-to-back jump shots and two free throws as they won for the fifth-straight time against the Steers (3-2).

Texas College would pull within 29-21 with 5 minutes left in the half, but Centenary went on a 6-0 run, featuring four points by Starring, for a 19-point lead.

Roman Tubner added 18 points, including making 10 of 12 from the free-throw line, and Maxx Nakwaasah added 12 points for the Gentlemen.

Centenary shot 52.9 percent in the first half (18 of 34), and 47.6 percent in the game (30 of 63).

Deandre Martin led Texas College with 15 points and Tre Manning added 13.

The NAIA Steers turned the ball over 12 times on eight steals.