2007-08 Women's Basketball News
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May 27, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Michaela Berg (Logan, Kan.), a 5-foot-11 transfer from Highland (Kansas) Community College has signed a finical aid agreement to continue her collegiate career at Centenary.
May 27, 2008
Women's Basketball Recruiting Form
May 15, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team and head coach Steve Curtis have announced the signing of 5-foot-7 Beth Alberson (Tony, Wisconsin) to a National Letter of Intent.
May 6, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team and head coach Steve Curtis have announced the signing of 5-foot-7 Tanika Johnson of Pelican, La., to a National Letter of Intent. Johnson becomes the fourth to sign for 2008; she joins Chelsea Johnson (Houston), Megan Daniel (Houston) and Natasa Draganic (Niksic, Montenegro).
April 29, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team and head coach Steve Curtis have announced the signing of 5-foot-8 Chelsea Johnson from Houston to a National Letter of Intent. Johnson is the third to join the Ladies, as Megan Daniel and Natasa Draganic signed in the fall.
April 18, 2008
Women's Basketball Summer Camps
April 15, 2008
We received some good news on Wednesday afternoon. Anne was named to the All Newcomer team by the Summit League. While I was happy for her at the same time I was very disappointed she wasn't named Newcomer of the Year. She led all first year players in points, rebounds, and field goal percentage.
April 8, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. - In a close vote the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) has named Centenary women's basketball student-athlete Anne Farrell Freshman of the Year.
March 8, 2008
TULSA, Okla. - The Centenary women's basketball team fell to top-seeded Oakland in the first round of The Summit League Basketball Championships presented by J.D. Young, 60-49, on Saturday. The Ladies put a scare into the favored Golden Grizzlies, but could not get the shots to fall when they were needed.
March 8, 2008
CC (8) vs. Oakland (1)
March 7, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The old adage in basketball is, "It's hard to beat somebody three times in one season," and the Centenary women's basketball team is trying to hold that statement true on Saturday when it plays Oakland in the first round of The Summit League Championship, presented by J.D. Young.
March 5, 2008
ELMHURST, Ill. - After starting all 28 games and scoring 11.6 points per contest as a freshman, Centenary women's basketball student-athlete Anne Farrell was named to The Summit League's All-Newcomer Team. The all-league voting was done by the conference coaches, sports information directors and media members.
March 4, 2008
FARGO, ND - Things were looking good for the Centenary women's basketball team early, but North Dakota State's offense took over midway through the first half. The Ladies were defeated on Monday night, 93-64, in The Summit League regular season finale.
March 3, 2008
CC at NDSU 3-3--08
March 1, 2008
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Unable to find an offensive rhythm on Saturday night, the Centenary women's basketball team fell to South Dakota State, 105-47, in Summit League play at the Frost Arena.
March 1, 2008
CC at SDSU 3-1-08
February 29, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team will travel to the Great White North of the United State this weekend. The Ladies play South Dakota State on Saturday and on Monday they go even further north to take on North Dakota State.
February 29, 2008
We pulled into the Gold Dome parking lot about nine Tuesday morning after another inconsistent road trip. We played pretty well in spurts against Western Illinois but our game at IUPUI didn't have many bright spots. Tuesday night's practice was the best one we have had in quite some time.
February 25, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Keeping the turnovers down again was the key for the Centenary women's basketball, as it had just 13, but a 3-point field by Chazny Morris with a little under a minute and a half remaining sealed the game up for UMKC. The Ladies fell on Monday Night in the Gold Dome, 80-72, in Summit League action.
February 25, 2008
UMKC at CC 2-25-08
February 23, 2008
SHREVEPORT - With a season-low 11 turnovers, the Centenary women's basketball team found its gold at the end of the rainbow with a, 58-52, win over Southern Utah on Saturday in Summit League action.
February 23, 2008
SUU at CC 2-23-08
February 22, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Still looking for its first conference win, the Centenary women's basketball team will get opportunities on Saturday at 3 p.m. when Southern Utah comes to town and Monday when UMKC visits the Gold Dome at 7 p.m. Monday will also be 'Senior Day' for Brittany Barbee.
February 18, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The cold Central Indiana winter, must have frozen the Centenary women's basketball teams offense on Monday. The Ladies were defeated by IUPUI, 97-45, in Summit League action.
February 18, 2008
CC at IUPUI 2-18-08
February 17, 2008
Last week started out on an incredibly sad note. Sunday morning as I was on my way to church I received an e-mail saying Matthew Campbell had passed away. Only a couple of days before the entire Centenary community gathered at the Fitness Center to make a video for Matthew and his family;
February 16, 2008
MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois' 3-point shooting put a dagger in the Centenary women's basketball heart on Saturday afternoon, as the Ladies fell to the Westernwinds, 67-43, in Summit League action.
February 16, 2008
CC at WIU 2-16-08
February 14, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team will see a pair of struggling teams this week when it travels to Western Illinois on Saturday and IUPUI on Monday. The Westerwinds have lost four of six, while Jaguars have an even split in their last six ball games.
February 11, 2008
IPFW at CC 2-11-08
February 11, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After getting her second double-double of her career on Saturday, freshman Anne Farrell continued her outstanding play on Monday against IPFW. However, in the end it was not enough, as the Ladies fell to the Mastodons, 74-47, in the Gold Dome.
February 9, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary offense finally played well on Saturday afternoon against Oakland in Summit League action, but in the end it wasn't enough, as the Ladies fell to the Golden Grizzlies, 72-55, in the Gold Dome.
February 9, 2008
OU at CC 2-9-08
February 8, 2008
SHREVEPORT - It has not been a pretty first month of the conference season for the Centenary women's basketball team. The Ladies will look to turn the corner on Saturday when Oakland comes to town and Monday when IPFW sees it first action in the Gold Dome since 2003.
February 4, 2008
Thursday night after practice we loaded our bus and took off to Kansas City. Our bus has enough beds for everyone to sleep comfortably so we decided to drive up overnight rather than spend the day in airports Friday. We pulled into our hotel around 7:30 am, grabbed some breakfast, and headed over to Kemper Arena for practice at 11.
February 2, 2008
CC at ORU 2-2-08
February 2, 2008
TULSA, Okla. - Early offensive woes could not be overcome by the Centenary women's basketball team. The Ladies fell on Saturday afternoon to Oral Roberts in Summit League action, 79-35.
January 31, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Looking to end its longest losing skid of the season of seven games, the Centenary women's basketball team will take the floor on Saturday afternoon at Oral Roberts. The Ladies' current losing streak began back on Jan. 5 when the Golden Eagles discarded Centenary in the Gold Dome.
January 28, 2008
CEDAR CITY, Utah - Sophomore Bethany Joseph scored a team-high 15 points and freshman Anne Farrell had 13 in Monday's 67-49 loss to Southern Utah in Summit League action.
January 28, 2008
CC at SUU 1-28-08
January 26, 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The defensive effort in the second half improved for the Centenary women's basketball, but rebounds were the difference on Saturday afternoon against UMKC. The Ladies fell to the Kangaroos in Summit League action 57-46 in Kemper Arena.
January 26, 2008
CC at UMKC 1-26-08
January 24, 2008
The travel schedule in our conference is challenging to say the least. One of the things I like about the Summit League, however, is the different places we get to visit. The first paragraph on the Centenary home page is a statement with three words highlighted (explore, invent, connect). Our student-athletes definitely get to explore.
January 24, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After closing out 2007 on a high note, the Centenary women's basketball team has begun 2008 on shaky ground. The Ladies will have a chance close out January on a positive note this week when they play at UMKC (8-10, 1-6 Summit League) on Saturday and Southern Utah (3-15, 1-6 Summit League) on Monday.
January 21, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The freshmen Dynamic Duo of Ashley Jackson and Anne Farrell led the Centenary women's basketball team with 14 and 12 points respectively, but it was not enough on Monday. The Ladies fell to Summit League rival Western Illinois, 78-48, in the Gold Dome.
January 21, 2008
WIU at CC 1-21-08
January 19, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Freshman Anne Farrell scored a team-high 18 points, which was her eighth time scoring in double digits, but in the end it was not enough as the Centenary women's basketball team fell to IUPUI, 59-45, on Saturday afternoon in the Gold Dome.
January 19, 2008
IUPUI at CC 1-19-08
January 18, 2008
I'm sure you are familiar with the saying "it's a small world". We had living proof of that one day after practice last week. Michael Bastian, former softball coach at Centenary, is now coaching the Chinese National Softball Team. He was in Shreveport for a few days and stopped by the Gold Dome.
January 18, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After traveling to IPFW and Oakland last week, the Centenary women's basketball team will be in the Gold Dome for a pair of important conference games against IUPUI on Saturday and Western Illinois on Monday.
January 14, 2008
ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Centenary women's basketball team could not contain the up and down play of Oakland's offense on Monday night at the O'Rena. The Golden Grizzlies were victorious over the Ladies, 93-43, in Summit League play.
January 12, 2008
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Sophomore Leslie Forest scored a career-high 15 points, but it was not enough as the Centenary women's basketball team fell to IPFW on Saturday afternoon in the Allen County Memorial Coliseum, 80-68.
January 12, 2008
cc at ipfw 1-12-08
January 11, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After splitting a pair of games during its two-game homestand, the Centenary women's basketball will travel to the upper Midwest to play Summit League foes IPFW on Saturday and Oakland on Monday.
January 5, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Despite getting good shooting, the Centenary women's basketball team was unable to stay away from the turnover bug. The Ladies committed 25 turnovers in the 77-57 loss to Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon in the Gold Dome.
January 5, 2008
ORU vs. CC 1-5-08
January 4, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After closing out 2007 with a victory, the Centenary women's basketball team will look to start the new year as winners of two in a row on Saturday against Oral Roberts. The Ladies are also trying to win two straight for the first since the 2003-04 season, when they defeated Birmingham-Southern and Chicago State.
January 3, 2008
I often talk about the sacrifices college basketball players make to play the game they love, and another example of this is going on across America as I write. While 99% of college students are spending time between semesters with their families those who play basketball are hard at work. The Centenary Ladies reconvened on the afternoon of December 26th to begin preparing for the second half of our season.
December 31, 2007
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team will have a much better New Year's Eve celebration after its 74-62 win over Sam Houston State on Monday afternoon in the Gold Dome.
December 31, 2007
SHSU vs. CC 12-31-07
December 29, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Looking to close out 2007 with a victory, the Centenary women's basketball team will host 1-10 Sam Houston State on Monday at 2 p.m. The 2-9 Ladies will look to break their current five game slide, while trying to increase the Bearkats current losing streak.
December 20, 2007
THIBODAUX, La. - Unfortunately for the Centenary women's basketball team the 3-point field goal was not falling, as it shot just 1-of-11 from outside. The Ladies were defeated by Nicholls State on Thursday evening, 86-54, in the Stopher Gym.
December 19, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Looking to break a string of bad luck, the Centenary women's basketball team travels down to 1-8 Nicholls State on Thursday. The Ladies have lost their last four games by a combined 29 points, which includes a two point double overtime squeaker by McNeese State on Dec. 5.
December 12, 2007
Last Thursday was one of those 'typical' days for college basketball players. We got in from our gut-wrenching double overtime loss at McNeese Wednesday night about 2:30 a.m. The players had to put that behind them and get up for early morning classes followed by practice at 11:00. Five players had played more than 37 minutes the night before, led by Anne with 46 and Karolina with 40.
December 10, 2007
SHREVEPORT - For the third time in as many games Centenary freshman Anne Farrell scored in double figures, hitting a team-high 10 points. However, in the end it was not enough, as the Ladies fell to South Dakota State in Summit League action, 67-51.
December 10, 2007
SDSU vs. CC 12-10-07
December 9, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Looking to even up its record in Summit League play, the Centenary women's basketball team will host South Dakota State on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Gold Dome. The Ladies and Jackrabbits come into the game looking to notch their first conference win, after both squads lost the opener on Saturday.
December 8, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Playing without its leading scorer, the Centenary women's basketball team was again led by underclassmen. Freshman Ashley Jackson scored a career-high 18 points, but it was not enough as the Ladies fell to Summit League foe North Dakota State on Saturday afternoon, 78-73, in the Gold Dome.
December 8, 2007
NDSU vs. CC 12-8-07
December 7, 2007
The past week was one that reminds me of a line of poetry I learned in my younger days: For all the words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "it might have been". That sums our week up perfectly. We had two games with in-state opponents, and each of them got away from us.
December 7, 2007
SHREVEPORT - After the 81-79 double overtime heartbreaking loss to McNeese State on Wednesday, the Centenary women's basketball team will look to bounce back Saturday when it hosts Summit League newcomer North Dakota State at 3 p.m.
December 5, 2007
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Freshman Michelle Hale was the unlikely hero in overtime, as she scored 10 of the Centenary women's basketball team's 18 points. However, in the end it was not enough, as the Ladies fell to McNeese State in double overtime, 81-79, on Wednesday night at the Burton Coliseum.
December 4, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Taking its fifth road trip of the season, the Centenary women's basketball team will travel south to McNeese State on Wednesday. The Ladies are looking for their third win in a row over the Cowgirls, while searching for their first win on the road this year.
December 1, 2007
BOSSIER CITY, La. - Junior Cierra Bush led the Centenary women's basketball team with a season-high 24 points, but it was not enough as Louisiana-Lafayette hung on for the 78-71 victory on Saturday afternoon at the CenturyTel Center.
December 1, 2007
ull vs. CC 12-1-07
November 29, 2007
SHREVEPORT - After back-to-back thrilling finishes, the Centenary women's basketball team will try avoid another nail bitter on Saturday when it plays host to Louisiana-Lafayette in the CenturyTel Center at 3 p.m.
November 28, 2007
A reality of college basketball is players miss a lot of the holidays most people get to enjoy with their families. This Thanksgiving was no different; while 90% of Americans were getting ready for their feast we gathered in the Gold Dome at 9:30 am to begin preparations for Southeastern Louisiana.
November 27, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Sophomore Monique Jefferson's shot in the paint with eight seconds left gave the Centenary women's basketball team a 62-61 win over Northwestern State on Tuesday night in the Gold Dome. However, it was junior Cierra Bush that helped win the game when she blocked what potentially could have been the game-winning shot at the buzzer.
November 27, 2007
NSU vs. CC 11-27-07
November 26, 2007
SHREVEPORT - After edging out Birmingham-Southern in its last home game the Centenary women's basketball team will look to keep a perfect mark at the Gold Dome on Tuesday when it hosts Northwestern State at 5 p.m. The Ladies come into the game looking to bounce back after their heartbreaking 61-59 loss to Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, while NSU won its last contest 68-57 over Tennessee State.
November 24, 2007
HAMMOND, La. - Sophomore Bethany Joseph's 3-point field goal with 27 seconds left in the game gave the Centenary women's basketball team the one point lead, but with five ticks left Southeastern Louisiana's Brooke Necaise gave the Lady Lions the 61-59 win on Saturday afternoon.
November 24, 2007
CC at SLU 11-24-07
November 21, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Looking to move closer to .500, the Centenary women's basketball team will play at Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. This will be the last road game for two weeks for Ladies, who will host Northwestern State on Wednesday and Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday.
November 21, 2007
Hello again everyone The NCAA requires us to take one day off each week and last week ours was Wednesday. About 2:30 that afternoon I walked into our locker room and turned on the light. From across the way I heard a voice say "Hey Coach". It was Ashley Jackson - she had been napping on the couch. She explained she had been up late finishing a paper after we got in from Monroe Tuesday night, and there was a lot of commotion in the dorm (imagine that) so she decided to come to the locker room to catch up on her sleep. I don't think people appreciate how much goes into being a college athlete. It takes a lot of dedication, perseverance, and desire to put your mind and body through everything it takes to succeed at this level. There's no doubt it's worth it however.
November 20, 2007
EDINBURG, Texas - The Centenary women's basketball team had the tenacity to chop what was once a 21 point lead down to five, but it was not enough Tuesday night against UT-Pan American, as the Ladies fell 73-63.
November 20, 2007
CC vs. UTPA 11-20-07
November 19, 2007
SHREVEPORT - It continues to be a busy early signing period for the Centenary women's basketball team and head coach Steve Curtis, who signed 6-foot-2 Natasa Draganic (Niksic, Montenegro) out of Cowley County Community College to a National Letter of Intent on Monday.
November 17, 2007
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball teams' defense stepped up on Saturday afternoon, as it was able to pull out the win over Birmingham-Southern, 63-60 in the Gold Dome. Leading the way for Centenary was junior Cierra Bush and freshman Anne Farrell, who scored 19 and 14 points respectively.
November 17, 2007
BSC vs. CC 11-17-07
November 16, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Finally returning to the cozy comforts of the Gold Dome, the Centenary women's basketball team will play Birmingham-Southern on Saturday at 2 p.m. However, the time at home will be short lived, as the Ladies head back out on the road to play UT-Pan American on Tuesday.
November 15, 2007
SHREVEPORT -- The Centenary women's basketball team and head coach Steve Curtis have announced the signing of 5-foot-8 guard Megan Daniel (Houston, Texas) to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.
November 15, 2007
After a good practice Thursday we were back at it hard Friday afternoon. About twenty minutes into the workout Jasmine Bothwell did a great job of splitting the gap in our zone defense and jump stopped to shoot. She came down on someone's foot and rolled her ankle pretty good.
November 14, 2007
Season Stats
November 14, 2007
CC at ULM 11-1-3-07
November 13, 2007
MONROE, La. - For the second time in as many games, turnovers were the story for the Centenary women's basketball team. The Ladies gave the ball away 34 times on Tuesday against Louisiana-Monroe, as the Warhawks were able to hang on for the victory 59-46 at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
November 12, 2007
SHREVEPORT - After playing a very good Mississippi State team on Sunday, the Centenary women's basketball team will return to the court on Tuesday when it travels to Louisiana-Monroe. The Ladies and Warhawks have played 11 times, with ULM holding the series record at 10-1.
November 11, 2007
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Down by just eight at halftime, the Centenary women's basketball team could not harness its momentum in the second period against a tough and stingy Mississippi State squad, falling 76-57.
November 8, 2007
Women's Basketball Media Guide
November 8, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Now that the preseason is over, the Centenary women's basketball team can now get ready for one of its toughest tests of the season. On Sunday, the Ladies will begin the regular season at 2 p.m. when they travel to SEC foe Mississippi State.
November 7, 2007
Wednesday night I left trick or treating early and headed to our annual Halloween Hoopla in the Gold Dome. There were several activities going on outside before everyone came in to check out the '07 - '08 version of the Ladies and Gents.
November 7, 2007
LSUS at CC 11-6-07
November 6, 2007
SHREVEPORT - In the much anticipated exhibition game between the Centenary and LSU-Shreveport women's basketball teams it was the Ladies, who came out with the victory, as they battled to a 72-64 win on Tuesday evening in the Gold Dome. Leading the Ladies with a double-double on Tuesday was sophomore Leslie Forest, who scored 11 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
November 5, 2007
SHREVEPORT - On Tuesday it may be just an exhibition game between the Centenary and LSU-Shreveport women's basketball teams, but for the Bossier City/Shreveport area fans it means bragging rights. The exhibition game between the cross-town schools is slated to begin at 5 p.m. in the Gold Dome. However, this will be the last test before the Ladies get into the real action with Mississippi State on Sunday.
October 29, 2007
I'm Steve Curtis, Head Coach of the Centenary Ladies basketball team. This is the first in a series of columns that I'll be posting regularly throughout the season. It will cover a combination of things - our student athletes, our coaches, our families. There will be some joyful stories of victory and some sad stories of defeat. Primarily, I would like to give you a little insight into what life is like as a collegiate athlete and coach. I hope you enjoy it.
October 26, 2007
The C Club "Tip-Off" Luncheon to men's and women's basketball season is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st at 12 p.m. Don't miss your chance to meet members of the 2007-08 Gents and Ladies basketball teams as well as hear from coaches Rob Flaska and Steve Curtis. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased at the entrance to the Whited Room at Bynum Commons on the Centenary College campus.
October 23, 2007
SHREVEPORT - With the calendar quickly changing to November, the Centenary women's basketball team will begin the season on Wednesday with a Maroon and White scrimmage at 7 p.m in the Gold Dome.
October 17, 2007
ELMHURST, Ill. - Making the Mid-Con Tournament last season and improving on the season win total from the previous year was not enough to impress the Summit League coaches, sports information directors and local media members. The three voting parties put the Centenary (58) women's basketball team 10th in the leagues preseason poll, released on Wednesday.