Ladies and Tigers Tangle Saturday
Friday, 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.

 

In that last meeting, Zebber Satcher scored a game-high 29 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help lead the Ladies to an 82-71 victory. Satcher went on to score 502 points that year, which ranks second all-time in a season at Centenary.

 

The 2008-09 Ladies got their second win of the year on Wednesday night when they beat Nicholls State, 74-63. Centenary was led by freshman Beth Alberson, who scored a career-high 20 points, while sophomore Anne Farrell followed with 16 and Bethany Joseph tacked on 12 points.

 

Through nine games, Farrell leads the offense with 10.3 points per game and 8.9 rebounds a contest. Senior Cierra Bush, sophomore Ashley Jackson and freshman Chelsea Johnson average 7.7 and 7.6 points per contest respectively.

 

Grambling comes into Saturday’s contest 1-5, with its only win coming over Stephen F. Austin back on Dec. 6. In their most recent contest, the Tigers dropped a game to Louisiana Tech on Tuesday 75-46.

 

Rachele Dobbins leads Grambling with 10.5 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. Whitney Brown is second in scoring and rebounding, pouring in 7.7 a game grabbing 4.7 rebounds.

 

Following the action with Grambling, Centenary will have a week for finals before it welcomes Louisiana State to campus on Dec. 20. Both games can be heard on www.GoCentenary.com.