Ladies Back Home on Tuesday
Monday, 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.


Centenary’s defense has continued to play well in the early going, holding its opponents to 36 shooting percent from the field and 27 percent from beyond the arc, while NSU’s offense has shot 37 percent from the floor and has hit 33 percent from downtown.


Turnovers have been the story for both teams thus far, as the Ladies average 24.4 per game, with a season-low of 12 coming against SLU. The Lady Demons meanwhile give the ball away slightly more, averaging 24.5 turnovers.


The Ladies offense is led by junior Cierra Bush, who scores 14.4 points a game, while sophomore Bethany Joseph is second with 9.2 points per contest. A couple of freshman are tied for third on the team in scoring, as Anne Farrell and Ashley Jackson score eight points each.  


Bush is also the leader on the boards, as she has pulled down just over seven rebounds a game, while Farrell and sophomore Leslie Forrest grabbed 5.6 a contest.


The Lady Demons are led Tena Matthews and Brooke Sheperd, who score 11.8 and 10.7 points per game respectively. Sheperd and Brittany Houston have fired over half of NSU’s 3-point field goals made and attempted. The two have combined to score 24 times from deep, while attempting 67 from long range.


After Tuesday’s game, Centenary will be back on the court Saturday at the CentryTel Center when it hosts Louisiana-Lafayette at 3 p.m.