Jackrabbits Shooting too Much for Ladies
Monday, December 10, 2007

SHREVEPORT – For the third time in as many games Centenary freshman Anne Farrell scored in double figures, hitting a team-high 10 points. However, in the end it was not enough, as the Ladies fell to South Dakota State in Summit League action, 67-51.


After trailing early, Centenary (2-8, 0-2 Summit League) went on a 6-2 run to grab a lead midway through the first half. However, SDSU went on an 8-2 run late in the first period and was able to take a 26-25 lead into the locker room.


The Ladies defense was on the ball during the period, as it forced SDSU (6-3, 1-1 Summit League) into 15 turnovers and 38 percent shooting. Centenary also put the kibosh on the Jackrabbits 3-point shooting, as they only hit 2-of-9 from outside.


Centenary was led by freshman Michelle Hale, who scored seven points, while classmate Sarah Weiler and sophomore Leslie Forest chipped in with six each. Pulling down the rebounds for the Ladies was Weiler, who had three.


Centenary was able to grab the lead early in the second period, but SDSU’s 12-4 run killed the Ladies momentum. The Jackrabbits offense started clicking as they hit 3-of-5 from 3-point range during their run.


Midway through the period Centenary was able to gets its deficit down to four on a pair of sophomore Monique Jefferson free throws, but the Ladies were not able to get any closer.


The Ladies offense cooled, as it shot 37 percent from the field and 1-of-8 from outside, hitting its first one from 3-point range with seconds remaining. The Jackrabbits for the game shot 45 percent (24-of-53) from the field, 30 percent (7-of-23) from 3-point range and they were also able to clean the glass, grabbing 41 rebounds.


Individually, SDSU was led by four players who scored in double digits, as Maria Boever had a game-high 14 points. Following, Boever was Jennifer Warkenthien, who had 13, while Andrea Verdegan and Kristin Rotert chipped in with 10 each.


For Centenary, Hale had nine points, while Weiler and Forest followed with eight each to round out the Ladies offense.


The next action for Centenary will be on Dec. 20 when it travels to Nicholls State for a 6:30 tip-off.