Ladies Drop Road Contest to ULM 66-45
Saturday, December 3, 2005

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Van'esha Brabson

MONROE, La – The Centenary women’s basketball team dropped its second straight game, falling to Louisiana-Monroe 66-45 on the road.  The loss is the third of the season for the Ladies against Louisiana schools, having already lost to New Orleans and Northwestern State at home.


Van’esha Brabson led Centenary with 13 points, adding four rebounds to the mix.  Her first board of the game put her into third place all-time in the Ladies rebounding charts.


The Ladies (1-4) were competitive early, jumping to a 7-2 lead early in the game.  ULM (4-2) would answer with a 9-0 run to take a four point lead, with Centenary responding with seven unanswered points to retake the advantage.  The Lady Indians would clamp down with runs of 13-3 and 8-3 to close out the final nine minutes of the first half.


Aishie Banks led all scorers with 15, adding a game-high nine rebounds.  Michelle Biley chipped in with 10 points.


Louisiana-Monroe shot poorly from the floor all game, keeping the Ladies relatively close most of the game.  The Lady Indians shot 29.2 percent from the floor, including just 16 percent from three point range.  ULM converted just 24-of-42 free throws for 57.1 percent.


ULM controlled the boards all night, pulling down 31 offensive and 30 defensive rebounds, compared to 30 total for Centenary.  Louisiana-Monroe’s rebounding production led to 22 second chance points.


The Ladies return home next to host Jackson State on Monday at 7 p.m.