Ladies Fall on the Road to Lamar, 78-47
Saturday, December 11, 2004

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BEAUMONT, Tex. – Poor shooting and a distinct disadvantage in depth off the bench were crucial factors in Centenary’s 78-47 loss to host Lamar on Tuesday afternoon.  The Ladies shot 22 percent from the floor while contending with a Cardinals squad that had only one of fifteen participants see over 20 minutes of action on the hardwood.


Sophomore Holli Wilkins scored a career-high 21 points with five rebounds and four assists to lead the Ladies.  The game was a homecoming for the Beaumont native who was named District MVP, All-State, and All-Region while playing prep ball at nearby Evadale High School.


Three players scored in double figures as Lamar outscored Centenary 38-6 off the bench.  Audrea Samuel led the host Cardinals with 16 points on seven-of-nine shooting.


Freshman Ricquel Crockrom grabbed a career-best and game-high eight rebounds in her third start of the season.  The Ladies won the battle of the offensive glass 12-9, but lost the rebounding war 52-39.  Jelena Aleksic added five boards and nine points on the day.


The Ladies are idle for a week before traveling to face in-state rival Northwestern State on Tuesday, December 21 at 2 p.m.  The Ladies have never defeated the Lady Demons in 12 meetings, including a close 76-70 loss at home last season.  Having won the Southland Conference last year, Northwestern State is one of two teams from the 2003-04 NCAA tournament that Centenary will go up against this season.