Ladies Drop First Conference Road Game To UMKC
Saturday, January 10, 2004



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four players scored in double figures for UMKC and the Kangaroos held the Centenary Ladies to 32.6 percent shooting from the field on their way to a 70-46 victory Saturday afternoon at Swinney Recreation Center.

Katie Houlehan and Carlai Moore led a balanced attack for the Kangaroos with 12 points each, while Jayme Sweere contributed 11 points. Liz Obrecht dominated the paint for UMKC with ten points and eight rebounds.

UMKC (6-7, 3-0 Mid-Con) broke the game open in the first half with a 13-0 run that gave the Kangaroos an 18-4 lead. Houlehan hit two three-pointers during that stretch on her way to ten first-half points for UMKC.

The Ladies committed 12 of their 26 turnovers and shot 21.7 percent from the field in the first half. Alexis Pettway did not score a point in the first half as she was stymied by UMKC’s defense as well as foul trouble.

Tameika McHenry came off the bench to lead the Ladies with a career-high ten points. Pettway and Whitney Rushing contributed six rebounds each, and Holli Wilkins earned four steals.

Centenary (3-10, 1-1 Mid-Con) will travel to Cedar City, Utah, to play the Southern Utah Thunderbirds Monday night beginning at 8 p.m. Central time.