Ladies Open Conference Play Saturday
Friday, 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.


The Ladies will need others to step up, as junior Cierra Bush is expected to miss some time due to a leg injury. One of the Ladies that is currently on a hot streak is freshman Anne Farrell, who in the last two games has scored 39 points and pulled down 19 rebounds.


One of the most surprising Ladies who played huge against McNeese was freshman Michelle Hale, who scored 10 points in 10 minutes of work. The Albuquerque, N.M., native was a force in the overtime period for Centenary, hitting 3-of-5 from the field, 1-of-1 from deep and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line.


Through eight games Bush leads the way with 16 points a game, while Farrell averages 10.9 points. Rebounding is also nip and tuck between Bush and Farrell, who have pulled down 59 and 57 boards respectively.


North Dakota State is 2-4, as both victories have come over Idaho, but it had lost three straight prior to its win over the Vandals on Dec. 1.


The Bison are led by Lisa Bue, who is averaging over 15 points a game, which ranks fifth in the conference behind Bush. NDSU’s Emily Moran is sixth and Brenda Slyt ranks 10th in scoring in the Summit League as they average 13.8 and 13.3 points a game.


Centenary will have a quick turnaround as it will jump back into conference play on Monday when it plays South Dakota State at 7 p.m.