2008-09 Women's Basketball News
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June 19, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team will play 29 games in the upcoming 2009-10 season with 12 home contests, while being on the road for 17. The Ladies' schedule will be highlighted with trips to Louisiana Tech, Louisiana State and Ole Miss.
April 20, 2009
SHREVEPORT -- Centenary Director of Athletics Dr. Tom Tallach announced Monday that Steve Curtis' contract would not be renewed as head women's basketball coach. A search for Curtis' replacement will begin immediately.
March 2, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Senior Karolina Zaloga scored a team-best 12 points and sophomore Anne Farrell pulled down 12 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to lift the Centenary women's basketball team to a victory over North Dakota State, as the Ladies fell 56-52 in Summit League action.
February 28, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Freshman Chelsea Johnson poured in 17 points, which tied her career-high, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary women's basketball team, who fell 97-52 to regular season Summit League champion South Dakota State on Saturday afternoon.
February 27, 2009
SHREVEPORT - With the Centenary women's basketball team eliminated from postseason contention the Ladies will now be trying to play upset maker this weekend at home against No. 16 South Dakota State on Saturday and North Dakota State Monday.
February 23, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a tough night for the Centenary women's basketball as it fell to UMKC on Monday night, 74-44 in Summit League action.
February 21, 2009
CEDAR CITY, Utah - Junior Michaela Berg shattered her previous career-high of seven points on Saturday night with 15, but the Centenary women's basketball team couldn't overcome a substantial rebounding deficit, as the Ladies fell to Southern Utah 84-68 in Summit League play.
February 20, 2009
SHREVEPORT - With the end of the regular season just two weeks away, the Centenary women's basketball team will have to win both of its games at Southern Utah and UMKC this weekend.
February 16, 2009
SHREVEPORT - With just four seconds left, senior Karolina Zaloga drove the length of the floor, but her potential game tying lay-up at the buzzer didn't fall through, as the Centenary women's basketball team lost 57-55 to IUPUI on Monday night in Summit League action.
February 14, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Sophomore Anne Farrell had her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary women's basketball team, as it fell to Western Illinois 73-60 in Summit League play.
February 13, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Four home games remain on the schedule, which favors the Centenary women's basketball team to make The Summit League Tournament. The final leg begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday when the Ladies host Western Illinois and the weekend concludes Monday at home against IUPUI.
February 9, 2009
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - 27 turnovers put the Centenary women's basketball team in too big of a hole to climb out of on Monday night, as the Ladies fell to #$%^IPFW, 65-57, in Summit League play.
February 8, 2009
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Sophomores Ashley Jackson and Anne Farrell scored 14 and 10 points respectively, but rebounding was the difference in Centenary's 67-56 loss to Oakland on Saturday night in Summit League play.
February 5, 2009
SHREVEPORT - After defeating Oral Roberts for the first time in school history last Saturday, the Centenary women's basketball team will now try to take down Oakland for the first time and sweep IPFW.
January 31, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Junior Bethany Joseph had just four first half points, but her barrage of 3's late in the final period propelled the Centenary women's basketball team to a 67-56 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon.
January 30, 2009
SHREVEPORT - After falling to Southern Utah on Monday, the Centenary women's basketball team will try to shake off the tough loss and beat rival Oral Roberts Saturday in the Gold Dome.
January 26, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Centenary freshman Chelsea Johnson scored 11 points and pulled down a career-high seven rebounds, but Southern Utah shot 43 percent on Monday night to defeat the Ladies 59-37 in Summit League play.
January 24, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Senior Karolina Zaloga scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed a season-best eight rebounds in Centenary's 66-58 Summit League loss to UMKC on Saturday afternoon.
January 23, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team is in a must win situation this weekend when it begins its three-game homestand on Saturday against UMKC at noon and then host Southern Utah Monday at 7 p.m.
January 19, 2009
MACOMB, Ill. - Sophomore Ashley Jackson had her third double-double of the season, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary women's basketball team, as it fell 76-52 to Western Illinois on Monday night in Summit League play.
January 17, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - It was battle from the start, but a late 9-0 run by IUPUI after Centenary cut its deficit down to three helped the Jaguars to a 65-53 win on Saturday afternoon in Summit League action.
January 15, 2009
SHREVEPORT - If the Centenary women's basketball team wants to make noise in The Summit League this is the weekend to do it, with a trip to IUPUI (7-9, 2-3) on Saturday and Western Illinois (4-12, 2-3) Monday.
January 12, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Centenary sophomore Ashley Jackson had her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds, but three consecutive 3-point field goals midway through the second half by Oakland lifted the Golden Grizzlies to a 66-54 victory on Monday night in Summit League action.
January 10, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Sophomore Ashley Jackson scored 15 points, while classmate Anne Farrell added 15 points and 13 rebounds in the Centenary women's basketball teams, 73-51, victory over IPFW on Saturday afternoon in Summit League play.
January 9, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team's defense will have to play on its toes on Saturday when IPFW, The Summit League's top ranked 3-point shooting team comes to the Gold Dome for a noon tip-off. Then on Monday the Ladies will try to play bad host to Oakland, the conference's top scoring team.
January 6, 2009
STILLWATER, Okla. - Senior Cierra Bush scored a team-high 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but it was another tough shooting night for the Centenary women's basketball team, as it fell to Oklahoma State, 100-57, Tuesday night.
January 5, 2009
STILLWATER, Okla. - The No. 23 ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirls will welcome the Centenary women's basketball team to town for the Tuesday evening showdown in the Gallagher-Iba Arena.
January 3, 2009
TULSA, Okla. - Junior Natasha Draganic scored a career-high 10 points, but an off shooting night by the Centenary women's basketball team lifted Oral Roberts to a 95-42 victory on Saturday in Summit League play.
January 2, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team will try to accomplish something they never have done before, beat Oral Roberts. The #$%^Ladies and Golden Eagles will battle it out on the court Saturday at 2:05 p.m. in Tulsa.
December 30, 2008
ELMHURST, Ill. - Sophomore Ashley Jackson was named Summit League Co-Player of the Week with South Dakota State's Maria Boever. It is the first time since the 2006-07 season a Centenary women's basketball student-athlete has been given the conference's weekly award.
December 29, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Sophomore Ashley Jackson scored and pulled down career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary women's basketball team, who dropped a 74-72 heartbreaker to McNeese State Monday afternoon.
December 28, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After a disappointing game against LSU over a week ago, the Centenary women's basketball team will look to put that game behind them when the McNeese State Cowgirls trot into Shreveport on Monday for a 12 p.m. tip-off.
December 20, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Sophomore Jasmine Bothwell scored a team-high seven points, while junior Leslie Forest pulled down a game-best seven rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary women's basketball team, as it fell to Louisiana State, 74-31, on Saturday afternoon.
December 19, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Coaching friends, Steve Curtis and Van Chancellor will face off for this first time in their respective careers on Saturday in the Gold Dome, as Centenary will welcome last season's national runner-up LSU to town for a 12 p.m. tip-off.
December 13, 2008
GRAMBLING, La. - 22 offensive rebounds and 24 second chance points led to Centenary's 77-63 non-conference loss to Grambling State on Saturday afternoon.
December 12, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Just 63 miles separates Centenary and Grambling State, but the two schools have not played one another in women's basketball since Dec. 19, 1981. The 1981-82 season was the first year of the possession arrow in college basketball and MTV was introduced to American audiences.
December 10, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Freshman Beth Alberson scored a career-high 20 points in the Centenary women's basketball teams, 74-63, non-conference victory over Nicholls State on Monday night.
December 9, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After a tough trip to North Dakota State and South Dakota State, the Centenary women's basketball team will return home on Wednesday for a game against Nicholls State at 7 p.m.
December 6, 2008
FARGO, ND. - Sophomore Jasmine Bothwell tied her career-high with 10 points, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary women's basketball team, as the Ladies fell to North Dakota State, 87-40, on Saturday in Summit League play.
December 4, 2008
BROOKINGS, SD. - Free throws made the biggest difference in Centenary's 63-41 loss to South Dakota State in Thursday night's Summit League opener. The Jackrabbits shot 34 free throws, while the Ladies visited the line just 12 times.
December 3, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team will get a taste of the conference season on Thursday at 5 p.m. when it travels to nationally #$%^recognized South Dakota State and then to North Dakota State on Saturday at 2 p.m
December 1, 2008
NATCHITOCHES, La. - Sophomore Ashley Jackson scored a season-high 19 points, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary women's basketball team, as the Ladies fell to Northwestern State on Monday night, 57-50 in Prather Coliseum.
November 30, 2008
SHREVEPORT - For the 19th time in 27 years, the Centenary and Northwestern State women's basketball teams will lock horns on Monday night in Prather Coliseum.
November 29, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Shooting 25 percent and pulling down just 28 rebounds on Saturday afternoon was the Centenary women's basketball team's kryptonite against Southeastern Louisiana, falling, 78-52, in the Gold Dome.
November 26, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After a thrilling 75-69 overtime win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday, the Centenary women's basketball team will try to continue its momentum on Saturday. The Ladies will host Southeastern Louisiana at noon in the Gold Dome, and they will also try to avenge last seasons crushing, 61-59 loss.
November 25, 2008
SHREVEPORT - For just 30 dollars fans of the Centenary men's and women's basketball teams can ride the C Club Spirit Bus to Natchitoches, La., for the Dec. 1 game against Northwestern State.
November 23, 2008
LAFAYETTE, La. - For the first time in nearly two years the Centenary women's basketball team was victorious on the road, as the Ladies were winners over of Louisiana-Lafayette Sunday afternoon in the Earl K. Long Gym, 75-69.
November 21, 2008
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Late game heroics were not to be for the Centenary women's basketball team, as it fell 83-80 to Sam Houston State on Friday night at the Johnson Coliseum. Senior Karolina Zaloga had a chance to force overtime, but her 3-point field goal with four seconds remaining hit the front of the rim and bounced out of bounds.
November 20, 2008
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November 20, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary women's basketball team will be on the road for five of its next six games beginning on Friday in Huntsville, Texas. The Ladies will be hosted by Sam Houston State at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Centenary will travel to Louisiana-Lafayette for a 2 p.m. tip-off.
November 19, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Senior Cierra Bush scored a game-high 16 points, but the Centenary women's basketball team shot just 4-of-22 from the field in the second half and overall it had 27 turnovers in the 76-60 loss to I-20 rival Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday night in the Gold Dome.
November 17, 2008
SHREVEPORT - A new court, bleachers and weight room will welcome the Centenary women's basketball team on Tuesday, as the Ladies host I-20 rival Louisiana-Monroe for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
November 14, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Sophomore Anne Farrell scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Centenary women's basketball team, while freshman Chelsea Johnson poured in a team-high 12 points on Friday night. However, it wasn't enough for the Ladies, as they fell 64-55 to Alabama.
November 13, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The climb towards the top will begin on Friday evening when the Centenary women's basketball team travels to Alabama for a 5 p.m. tip-off. This will be the first game for both teams, and the Ladies (4-25) and Crimson Tide (8-22) are looking to improve last season's records.
November 13, 2008
Here we go again! It is hard to believe but another basketball season is upon us. Most of the sporting world's interest is focused on the NFL and college football, but college basketball highlights have made their way onto ESPN and before you know it the season will be in full swing. And I can't wait to get started.
November 10, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Because of the ongoing work in the Gold Dome, Monday night's Centenary women's basketball exhibition game against East Texas Baptist will now be played in the Fitness Center. However, due to NCAA rules the game will be a controlled scrimmage and is closed to the public.
October 22, 2008
ELMHURST, Ill. - The Centenary women's basketball team was picked 10th in The Summit League preseason poll, as voted on by the conference sports information directors, coaches and local media members.
October 17, 2008
Last year you were upset that Ashley Jackson and Karolina Zaloga didn't get any postseason honors, do you think that will change this season? While I was disappointed some of our players did not get the recognition they deserved we have to understand that is a function of our overall team performance. We need to move up in the standings and beat some of the teams and players that are getting that respect. As our team improves our players will get more of these honors and individual awards. If we do, our players will get the recognition they deserve.
July 31, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant for the Northwestern State women's basketball team, Kristen Davis has been named to Centenary head coach Steve Curtis' staff.