Ladies Still Searching for First Road Win
Thursday, February 14, 2008

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary women’s basketball team will see a pair of struggling teams this week when it travels to Western Illinois on Saturday and IUPUI on Monday. The Westerwinds have lost four of six, while Jaguars have an even split in their last six ball games.


Like this weeks opponents, Centenary has also struggled in recent times dropping 10 straight games. The Ladies offense has not been able to hit their stride, scoring over 50 points three times since the turn of the new year.


Though in the last game, Centenary was a depleted team from the start of the season when there were 13 on the roster. The Ladies had just seven dress for the game against IPFW on Monday because of a rash of injuries.


This season sophomore Jasmine Bothwell was redshirted after a preseason injury, while leading scorer Cierra Bush will miss the rest of the year because of a knee injury sustained in the McNeese game. Senior Brittany Barbee missed the first few games because of a hand problem, freshman Michelle Hale has not suited up since Jan. 28 and junior Karolina Zaloga suffered a hand injury against Oakland and did not play Monday.


However, against IPFW the bright spot for the Ladies was freshman Anne Farrell, who nearly had her second double-double in as many games with a 16 point, eight rebound night. Sophomore Bethany Joseph had her eighth double-digit scoring performance of the season, when she poured in 10 points.


Western Illinois comes into Saturday’s game on a two game slide, after dropping contests at South Dakota State and North Dakota State. Gina Hugelier and Stephanie Lovingood lead the Westerwinds with 11.7 and 10.6 points per game.


After winning three straight games, IUPUI lost its last two at North Dakota State and South Dakota State by a combined 29 points. The Jaguars are led by Julia Whitted and Jernisha Cann, who score over 12 points a game and shot over 40 percent.


The game can be heard locally in the Shreveport-Bossier area on the radio at KSCL 91.3 FM and over the internet at