Rebounding and Shooting Ladies Downfall
Saturday, 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.

 

With just under five minutes gone by, SELU (3-2) jumped to a 13-2 lead, but Centenary did have its chances. In the games first two minutes the Ladies missed a layup and two 3-point field goals, before junior Bethany Joseph got the team on the board on a pair of free throws.

 

Centenary (1-5) didn’t hit its first field goal of the afternoon until 11:01 when freshman Chelsea Johnson struck from outside.

 

The Ladies continued their chilly shooting, connecting on 4-of-21 from the field, while the Lions were red hot, hitting, 16-of-35 (45 percent). The outstanding shooting helped push Southeastern to a 43-18 halftime lead.

 

In the second period, Centenary’s shooting improved, but the Lions still had the shooters touch. Southeastern shot 48 percent (15-of-31), while the Ladies got their shooting percentage up to 30 (9-of-30).

 

Midway through the second half, Centenary got its deficit down to 20 a pair of times, but just couldn’t climb out of the hole. The first time was after a pair of Cierra Bush free throws and just a minute and a half later sophomore Anne Farrell hit from the charity stripe as well.

 

The rebounding also continued to be one sided in the half, as the Lions out boarded Centenary 23-15. Southeastern scored 11 points off of second chance opportunities, but hammered in 30 points inside the paint.

 

Overall for Centenary, Johnson led the way with 14 points, while Farrell added 11 and a team-high six rebounds. For the Lions, Kristy Carlin had a double-double, scoring a game-best 21 points and 11 rebounds.

 

The Ladies will be back in action on Monday at I-49 rival Northwestern State with the game set to start at 5:45 p.m. The game can be heard on 91.3 KSCL and www.GoCentenary.com.