Season Ends Monday for Ladies
Friday, February 27, 2009

SHREVEPORT – With the Centenary women’s basketball team eliminated from postseason contention the Ladies will now be trying to play upset maker this weekend at home against No. 16 South Dakota State on Saturday and North Dakota State Monday.


Last week at Southern Utah and UMKC, Centenary averaged just 56 points and turned the ball over 23.5 times. Leading the offense for the Ladies was junior Michaela Berg, who scored 10.5 points per game, while classmate Leslie Forest pulled down 12 rebounds.


Against SDSU earlier this season, Centenary fell 63-41 and was led by junior Bethany Joseph, who scored nine points. At NDSU in December, the Ladies were defeated 87-40, but got 10 points from Jasmine Bothwell, while Forest pulled down five rebounds.


The Jackrabbits come into Saturday as one of the hottest teams in the country – winning 22-of-24. SDSU can also claim at least a share of the conference title with a win over Centenary and can win it outright with an Oakland loss.


Conference Player of the Year candidate, Jennifer Warkenthein leads the Jackrabbits with 15.3 points per game and Kristen Retert follows with an average of 10.2. Defensively, Warkenthein tops the team in rebounds as well, grabbing 8.6 a game.


NDSU, who has punched a ticket to the conference tournament is currently 12-12 and 10-6 in league play. The Bison have split their last six games and in their last three victories have won by an average of 13 points.


Abby Plucker tops NDSU’s offense with 14.2 points per game and Inger Hodgson averages 12.4 a contest. Jerri Penley, meanwhile, anchors the Bison defense with 161 rebounds and as a team they average 35.9 rebounds.


Both games can be heard on and 91.3 KSCL in Shreveport/Bossier City with the pregame show starting 15 minutes prior to tip-off.