Tough Night For Ladies in Kansas City
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.

The first half shooting wasn’t spectacular and turnovers didn’t help, but the Ladies hung tight with UMKC. Centenary committed 17 turnovers, shot just 30 percent (7-of-23) from the field, but was down by only seven at the break.

Keeping the Ladies in the game was their rebounding and free throw shooting, as they grabbed 20 and shot 100 percent (6-for-6). UMKC, meanwhile, made just 2-of-5 from the line, but scored 19 points off of Centenary’s mistakes.

The second period didn’t fare much better for Centenary, as UMKC held the Ladies scoreless for over four minutes. Junior Michaela Berg hit a lay-up at 17:49 and Centenary didn’t score another basket until sophomore Anne Farrell’s jumper at 13:10.

After the Ladies got to 12 midway through the half, the ‘Roos went on a 10-0 run to go up by 22. During UMKC’s run, Centenary was held without a point for over three minutes -- until the run was put to a halt by junior Bethany Joseph.

For Centenary, Joseph and Farrell led the way eight points, while junior Leslie Forest tied her season-high with nine rebounds. UMKC’s offense was led by Chazny Morris and Jade Tinner, who each had a double-double. Morris scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Tinner chipped in with 18 and also pulled down 10 boards.

Centenary will next see action on Saturday against South Dakota State, with tip-off set for 12 p.m. The game can be heard on www.GoCentenary.com and 91.3 KSCL in Shreveport/Bossier City at 11:45 a.m.