Ladies Fall Short to Louisiana-Lafayette, 74-60
Monday, December 8, 2003

Shreveport—The Centenary Ladies rallied from an 11-point deficit early in the first half to take the lead at 24-23, but could not hang on as Louisiana-Lafayette outlasted the Ladies for the 74-60 victory.

For Centenary (1-7), it was a tale of two halves. The Ladies lost their leading scorer in Alexis Pettway in the first minute of the game as she picked up two quick fouls and was forced to sit out the rest of the first half, without attempting a shot from the field. Julie Danieles picked up the slack and scored 13 points to keep the game close, but the Ladies did not benefit from the charity stripe, as the home team did not attempt a free throw in the opening period.

The second half featured a 17-point effort from Pettway and only two Centenary turnovers. However, Danieles did not convert on any field goal shots as she went 0-for-7 in the final half. The Ladies failed to gel offensively throughout the evening.

Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2) shot 49.1 percent from the field and made good on 8-of-10 free throws down the stretch to hold on to the win. Sharee Glenn led all scorers with 18 points on 3-of-4 from the field and 11-of-13 from the free throw line. Tiffany Washington notched a double-double with 16 points and ten rebounds to help the Ragin’Cajuns.

Pettway finished with 17 points, all in the second half, and eight rebounds to lead the Ladies in both categories. Danieles was the only other Centenary player to finish in double figures with her 13 first-half points.

The Ladies will travel to face Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday at 7 p.m. Centenary will then take a break for final exams and will return for a home contest against Southern Mississippi on December 21st at 3 p.m.