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Friday, February 22, 2008

SHREVEPORT – Still looking for its first conference win, the Centenary women’s basketball team will get opportunities on Saturday at 3 p.m. when Southern Utah comes to town and Monday when UMKC visits the Gold Dome at 7 p.m. Monday will also be ‘Senior Day’ for Brittany Barbee.

 

One of the continuing bright spots for the Ladies has been the play of freshman Anne Farrell, who leads all The Summit League freshmen in scoring (11), rebounding (7) and field goal percentage (.468). Fellow freshman Ashley Jackson is fourth among her classmates in scoring (9.7), third in rebounding (5.3) and third in blocked shots (19). 

 

In last week’s game against Western Illinois, Centenary was able to play tight late into the first half. The Ladies held a 15-14 lead with less than six minutes left in the half, but the Westerwinds went on a 14-4 run to close out the period.

 

However, Monday’s was game tightly contested early, but IUPUI’s hot shooting could not be stopped. The Jaguars shot 60 percent from the field, while the Ladies shot just 33 percent on the evening.

 

Southern Utah comes into Saturday’s game having dropped four out of five. The Thunderbirds in their last game lost to South Dakota State, 82-36, having connected on just 8-of-50 from the field, but hit 19-of-23 from the free throw line.

 

SUU is led by Anne Westwood, who is scoring 11.1 points per game, while Caitlyn Sears follows with 7.1 points a contest. Westwood also leads the team in rebounding, pulling down 8.2 a game.

 

UMKC has lost six straight games, with its last win coming over Centenary back on Jan. 26, in Kemper Arena. The Kangaroos in their previous six games average 55 points a game, while they give up 67 per contest.

 

Leading the UMKC offense Chazny Morris, who scores over 17 points game, while Alysa Klein adds 14 a game. Klein leads the team in rebounding, grabbing nearly seven boards per contest.

 

The games can be heard on the radio in the Shreveport-Bossier area on KSCL 91.3 FM and over the internet at www.GoCentenary.com.