Two Game Homestand Continues Saturday
Thursday, 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. 


The Ladies in their last game defeated Northwestern State 62-61 on a jumper by sophomore Monique Jefferson with eight seconds left, but at the buzzer junior Cierra Bush blocked the potential game-winning bucket to preserve the victory.  


Centenary’s offensive effort was led by Bush, who finished with 20 points and Bethany Joseph’s 10. The defense was spearheaded by holding NSU to 0-for-18 from outside and the rebounding. The Ladies pulled down 50 boards, as sophomore Leslie Forest and Anne Farrell grabbed 13 and 10 respectively to lead Centenary.   


Statistically for the Ladies, they shoot 40 percent from the field, 34 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. Centenary’s defense meanwhile has been the story of the early season, forcing opponents to shoot 35 and 23 percent from the field and outside.


Louisiana-Lafayette comes into Saturday on a three game slid, losing to Ole Miss., LSU and Tulane. The Ragin’ Cajuns defeated Arkansas-Monticello 71-58 for their only win back on Nov. 14.


Offensively, ULL is led by three who average double figures, Whitney Dunlap (11.8), Elaine McCants (10) and Sonora Edwards (12). Offensively as a team the Ragin’ Cajuns are shooting just .370 percent from the field, .270 percent from deep and converting only .590 percent of their free throws.  


After Saturday’s game, the Ladies will travel south to McNeese State on Wednesday, before coming back home on Dec. 8 and 10 to play North Dakota State and South Dakota State.