Ladies Return Home Wednesday
Tuesday, 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.


It has been an interesting eight games for the Ladies, who started the season out with a lot promise. During the first four games, Centenary hung tight with its opponents, losing by an average of just nine points. However, in the last four contests the Ladies have lost by 25.5 points per game.  


Through eight games Centenary is led by sophomore Anne Farrell, who scores 9.6 a contest and grabs 9.1 rebounds. Behind her is Cierra Bush, who has an average of 8.4 points and has the second highest field goal percentage on the team at 40.


As a team, the Ladies are shooting 32 percent from the field, 27 percent from long range, grab 38 rebounds and score 56 points per game. Their defense, meanwhile, allows 40 percent shooting, 33 percent from outside, 42 rebounds and 72 points a contest.


New Nicholls head coach DoBee Plaisance took over a team that was 6-21 last season and started cleaning house. The Colonels return only four from last season and welcome seven newcomers, all seven are freshmen.


Nicholls is still searching for its first win of the season and is only scoring 35 points a game. The Colonels are shooting 24 percent from the field, 16 percent from downtown, 58 percent from the free throw line and grab 38 rebounds.


Offensively, Dominique Washington and Jasmine Hoskins lead Nicholls in scoring with 6.6 and 6.4 points per game. Washington and Hoskins clean the glass as well, pulling down 5.4 and 5.6 rebounds a game.


Following Wednesday’s game Centenary’s next action will be on Saturday at Grambling, with tip-off set to go up at 1 p.m.