Ladies Have Busy Thanksgiving Week
Friday, 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.


In two games this season, Centenary’s defense has played well holding opponents to a .325 field goal percentage. The Ladies have also out rebounded their foes 96-91, while forcing Mississippi State and Louisiana-Monroe to shoot just 25 percent (10-of-39) from outside.


Individually for Centenary, junior Cierra Bush leads the offense with 12 points a game, while freshman Ashley Jackson is second averaging 10 points per contest. Freshman Anne Farrell and sophomore Leslie Forrest are tied for the team lead in rebounds with 16 each.


Saturday’s nemesis, Birmingham-Southern will play its first game of the season against the Ladies. The Panthers hold the series advantaged over Centenary with a 6-1 record, as its lone win came in 2003, 72-69.


UT-Pan American is 0-1 on its season after losing to Baylor on Thursday night 76-39 in Waco, Texas. Against the Bears, UTPA was led by Tamara Vaughn, who scored 14 points, while Aleeya Grigsby had a team-high seven rebounds.


The Broncos have won six of eight meetings against the Ladies. The last win for Centenary over UTPA was in 2003 when it won 60-58.  The Broncos will have play one more game before they meet Centenary on Tuesday, as they host Huston-Tillotson.


After Tuesday’s contest in the Rio Grande Valley, Centenary will take Thanksgiving off before heading back on the road for a Saturday afternoon battle at Southeastern Louisiana.