Hoosier Hospitality, not Hospitable For Ladies
Monday, February 18, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The cold Central Indiana winter, must have frozen the Centenary women’s basketball teams offense on Monday. The Ladies were defeated by IUPUI, 97-45, in Summit League action.

Early on Centenary (3-21, 0-14 The Summit League) created opportunities for itself, but couldn’t get its shots to fall. Centenary got eight shots off, but only connected on three of them, while IUPUI made just as many.

As the half continued, the Ladies offense continued to struggle, as the Jaguars went on a 10-4 run to take a 16-10 lead. During that time Centenary hit just two field goals in nearly 10 minutes of play.

In the first half, the Ladies shot just 10-of-29 from the field and 2-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc. IUPUI, meanwhile, was on fire, hitting 21-of-33 and was 3-for-5 from outside.

During the first 20 minutes, IUPUI (12-14, 8-6 The Summit League) dominated the battle in the paint, as it scored 20 points down low. The Jags also was able to make the Ladies pay for their mistakes, as they scored 12 points off of Centenary’s miscues.

To start the second half, IUPUI went on a 10-3 and was 5-of-9 from the field, while Centenary continued to be ice cold, hitting just 1-of-3. The Ladies missed rebounding chances, as they were out rebounded 10-5 midway through the half.

In the second half, Centenary shot just 33 percent from the field, while IUPUI shot 58 percent. The Ladies were also connected on one of their 3-point field goals, as they were 1-for-5.

For the game, Centenary was able to hit 30 percent from the field, 22 percent from long range. IUPUI, meanwhile, was a blistering 61 percent from the floor and 62 percent from outside.

Individually, the Ladies were led by freshman Anne Farrell, who had 16 points. The Jags were led by five players in double figures, which included Farren Stackhouse, who had a game-high 23 points. Behind Stackhouse, was Jernisha Cann, who 16 points and 12 rebounds, Julia Whitted added 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Christina Cunningham and Nicole James chipped in 13 and 10 respectively.

Centenary’s next action will be on Saturday when Southern Utah comes to town for a 3 p.m. tip-off in the Gold Dome