Regular Season Ends on Monday for Ladies
Friday, February 29, 2008

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary women’s basketball team will travel to the Great White North of the United State this weekend. The Ladies play South Dakota State on Saturday and on Monday they go even further north to take on North Dakota State.

 

Last week, Centenary (4-22, 1-15 The Summit League) split its home finales, defeating Southern Utah, 58-52, but unfortunately were on the wrong on Monday, falling to UMKC, 80-72. In those two games, Centenary was led by freshman Anne Farrell, who scored 18 points a game and averaged nine rebounds per contest. Farrell also was a perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line.

 

After falling in a bit of a slump, freshman Ashley Jackson pulled through with a 17 point per game performance in the weekend games, while she also grabbed 7.5 rebounds a contest.

 

The Ladies will try to pull off an upset on Saturday, as conference leader South Dakota State welcomes them to town. The Jackrabbits (21-6, 14-2 The Summit League) are led Jenn Warkenthein, Maria Boever and Kristin Rotert, who all average over double figures.

 

Rotert, Farrell and Jackson are topping all freshmen in scoring in the conference. Farrell leads the group with 11.5 points per game, while Jackson is second with 10.2 points per contest and Totert rounds out the trio with 10.1 points a game. 

 

The Ladies are trying to get some revenge from their previous loss to NDSU, as they were edged out by the Bison, 78-73, back on Dec. 8. NDSU has gone 13-7 since the December meeting, as it won six straight before the streak was ended last Saturday at conference rival SDSU.

 

Following its games to the chilly Dakotas, Centenary will play in The Summit League Tournament on Saturday, March 8, in Tulsa. The Ladies opponent is to be determined for the tournament and as of now, Western Illinois holds the top seed and can the claim spot with a win over IUPUI on Saturday.

 

Both games will be broadcast over the radio on KSCL 91.3 FM and on the internet at www.GoCentenary.com.