Ladies and Jackrabbits Square off Monday
Sunday, 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.

 

Saturday’s game was a battle for Centenary, as it trailed by as much as 20 in the first half, but the Ladies were able to claw their way back into game. Centenary got North Dakota State lead down into the single digits with just over seven minutes remaining in the contest, but could not get any closer than the 78-73 final.  

 

Leading the way for Centenary was freshman Ashley Jackson, who scored a career-high 18 points. The Ladies also had three other get into double figures, as sophomore Monique Jefferson finished with 16, junior Karolina Zaloga and freshman Anne Farrell each ended their nights with 15 and 10 respectively. 

 

Monday’s game will be the first between Centenary and South Dakota State, as the Jackrabbits continue their transition into a Division I program. SDSU was a powerhouse in Division II, winning a National Championship in 2003, and advancing to the NCAA Tournament eight times since 1990.

 

SDSU in its first game as a member of the Summit League came up short against Oral Roberts, 67-57. The Jackrabbits were led by Maria Boever, who scored 15 points, while Kristin Rotert chipped in with 11.

 

For the season, SDSU is led by Stacie Oistad, who scores 19 points a game, while Boever leads with 6.5 rebounds per contest.

 

As a team the Jackrabbits are deadly from outside the 3-point line, shooting 35 percent, while average eight per game. Rotert and Ketty Cornemann are leading SDSU from outside, as they have made 37 of the teams 64 3-point field goals.

 

After Monday’s game the Ladies will have a much needed break, as they will 10 days off before traveling to Nicholls State on Dec. 20.