Ladies Struggle Offensively, Fall at IPFW
Saturday, February 6, 2010
FORT WAYNE, Ind.-The Centenary women's basketball team experienced a tough afternoon of shooting, falling to IPFW, 68-28, on Saturday in Summit League action.

The Ladies (1-22, 0-12 Summit) were led offensively by freshman Jalena Sanders with 10 points off the bench, while junior Ashley Jackson added six. Centenary dropped its 12 league game of the season in the loss.

IPFW jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, holding Centenary scoreless for the first seven minutes. The Ladies put together five straight points by Jackson and Sanders on two steals by freshman Megan Daniel to make it a 7-5 game.

The Mastodons took advantage of four consecutive turnovers by Centenary to go up 30-7 after an impressive 21-0 run. During the run, the Ladies didn't see a change in score for nearly nine minutes.

Jackson connected on two free throws with 1:49 to play, but IPFW ended the half on three a jumper and a free throw for a 33-9 lead.

IPFW continued to pour in the points, taking a 43-9 lead before the Ladies would score on a lay up by Forest. Senior Michaela Berg quickly followed with a three at the 11:43 mark.

The Mastodons followed with a 5-0 run, while Sanders laid the ball up for two. Centenary's best offensive look of the game was a three-for-four effort from the free throw line by sophomore Tesa Gould and freshman Donecia Cook, while classmate Stephanie Barrow and Cook added jumpers to narrow the lead to 34 (58-24).

Despite a better scoring effort in the second half, IPFW finished on a 10-4 run to take the win.

Centenary finished the contest, shooting 21.7 percent (10-46) from the field and 1-15 (6.7 percent) from deep.

IPFW was better at 36.1 percent (22-61) from the floor, led by Stephanie Rosado with 14 points, while Anne Boese and Chelsey Jackson chipped in with 12 and 11 respectively.

The Ladies were outrebounded, 43 to 37. Forest led Centenary with 10 rebounds, while Rosado completed a double-double with 10 boards.

Centenary will be back in action on Monday at Oakland at 5:30 pm (CT).