LSU Comes North to Visit Ladies
Friday, 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.

 

The Ladies are looking to bounce back after last weeks 77-63 loss to Grambling, but were led by senior Karolina Zaloga’s 10 points and junior Leslie Forest’s 5 blocks. The downfall for Centenary was the Tigers points off the Ladies miscues (24) and second chance points (24).

 

Sophomore Anne Farrell leads the Ladies with 9.9 points per game and 8.7 rebounds a contest. Freshman Chelsea Johnson has also played well for Centenary, as she averages 7.7 points a game and has hit a team-high 14 3-point field goals.

 

The history between LSU and Centenary is minimal; the two schools have not played each other since Feb. 1, 2000. In that game the Ladies were led by Prudence Garrison, who scored a team-high 10 points and seven rebounds.

 

The Tigers are 4-3 this season and have won three in a row after defeating Southeastern Louisiana, 65-40, on Thursday evening. LSU is a young team this year with seven freshmen and just one senior, Kristen Morris, who scores just over four points a game.

 

Leading the Tigers this season is Allison Hightower, who scored 12.4 points a contest and was named the SEC’s Sixth Woman of the Year last season. As a team LSU scores 59.4 points per game, while forcing its opponents into 20 turnovers a game.

 

Following Saturday’s game, the Ladies will take nine days off before returning to the court on Dec. 29 against McNeese State. Both games will not be broadcast, but live video will be available on www.GoCentenary.com.