SHREVEPORT, La. -- Ben Botts hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points and IPFW defeated winless Centenary 83-51 on Thursday night in Summit League play.
Botts, who came in leading the Mastodons at 13.6 points a game, was 10 of 15 from the field and 8 of 12 from beyond the arc -- also a career high.
IPFW (9-4, 4-0), which has won two in a row, trailed the Gentlemen (0-15, 0-4) by five early, then closed the first half on a 20-3 run to lead 41-22.
A 16-3 spurt gave the Mastodons their largest lead, 65-32. They shot 55.2 percent (16 of 29) in the second half.
The Mastodons outrebounded the Gentlemen 42-31.