PREVIEW: Ladies at Big 12 Oklahoma State, Saturday
Friday, November 19, 2010

SHREVEPORT-After traveling to SHSU for its season-opener, the Centenary women's basketball team will take on Oklahoma State on Saturday at 2 pm in Stillwater, Okla. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

LAST TIME OUT
Seniors Ashley Jackson and Anne Farrell paced the Centenary women's basketball team with double-doubles and sophomore Ne-Ne Cook notched a career-best 18 points, but it wasn't enough as it would drop its season-opener at Sam Houston State, 83-55, on Wednesday afternoon.
The Ladies (0-1) under first-year head coach Kristen Davis had four of their five starters score in double figures, led by Cook with 18 on a 6-of-11 effort from behind the three-point arc.

COOK CREATES HAVOC
Ne-Ne Cook, a returning sophomore from Shreveport led the way with 18 points, making six three-pointers against Sam Houston State in Centenary's season-opener. Of the 19 attempted by the Ladies, Cook drained the six recorded. This showing proved to be a career-best as she doubled her previous game-high points and added two to her game-high three-pointers made. Cook, standing at only 5'5", stood out defensively as well, blocking two shots for another career-high.

FARRELL ON BOARD
Moving up on the all-time leader chart in rebounds, Anne Farrell continues to make an impact on the boards. Finding the ball both offensively and defensively, Farrell tallied six offensive and 11 defensive rebounds in her last appearance. Farrell remains an all-time leader at 2nd in rebounds with 574 for her career.

DUO RECORDS DOUBLE-DOUBLE'S APIECE
Duo Anne Farrell and Ashley Jackson continue to make good things happen for the Ladies as each recorded an early double-double on Wednesday in Huntsville, Texas. Together, the two managed to put up just one point shy of half of the Ladies total points with 27 of 55. Farrell and Jackson remain fierce pulling down rebounds, recording 29 of 40 for Centenary thus far.

SHARP'S CLEAN DISHES
Vashni Sharp-Moore, a local from Shreveport, tallied seven assists in Centenary's season-opener, easily finding open opportunities for the Ladies. Recording only two turnovers, Sharp-Moore remained consistent on the afternoon, making sure to create chances. Her performance made for a career-high on the afternoon. Along with her success dishing the ball off, Sharp-Moore added a solid 10 points.

TURNOVER TURNAROUND
The 2009-2010 season averaged 26 turnovers a game for the Ladies. Starting off on the right foot, the Ladies recorded only 18 in their season-opener, just four more than opponent Sam Houston State.

MINUTE MADNESS FOR STARTING FIVE
First time head coach Kristen Davis looked to her starting five to get the job done Wednesday. In the season-opener, Davis relied on Sharp-Moore, Cook, Farrell, Daniel, and Jackson for the majority of the game, playing five others for just 20 combined minutes.

FREE THROW FUMBLES
The Ladies found looks for themselves, firing off a total of 54 shots in their season opener, however after fouled while shooting, the Ladies had difficulty finding the net from the free throw line. Centenary shot just 19-36 from the charity stripe, for a low 53 percent.

DAVIS BEGINS FIRST YEAR
Kristen Davis begins her first year at the helm of the Centenary women's basketball program. She served as an assistant under head coaches Steve Curtis and Bojan Jankovic for the past two seasons. Davis is a 2006 graduate of Northwestern State and played basketball for NSU for four years.

LADIES WELCOME FOUR
The Ladies welcome four newcomers to the team, which all happen to be freshmen. The quad consists of three guards in Kat Vidovic (Austin, Texas), Sam Lynch (Katy, Texas) and Kendra Rice (Katy, Texas) along with forward Tandrea Shamblin (Garland, Texas).

GOTTA' LOVE LOUISIANA
Of the seven non-conference games scheduled this season, Centenary will face five in-state Louisiana rivals. The Ladies will host three of the five, beginning with its home opener Tues., Nov. 23 against ULM at 5 pm in the Gold Dome. Centenary will meet NSU, UL-Lafayette, Southeastern La. and McNeese State as well.

A DOZEN HOME. A DOZEN AWAY.
Centenary's schedule for the 2010-11 season consists of 12 home games and 12 away games for a balanced attack. The Ladies will play 9 of its 12 home games against Summit League opponents and the other two against ULM and Southeast¬ern La. Centenary will travel to SHSU, Oklahoma State, Northwestern State, and McNeese State along with its conference foes.

LAST YEAR IN LEAGUE
Centenary will play its last year in The Summit League after announcing its transition to NCAA Division III next season. The College will join the competitive southern conference, the American Southwest Conference in 2011-12. This season features a DI schedule, but next year it will be full DIII.

BLOGGING ALL SEASON LONG
Be sure to follow head women's basketball coach Kristen Davis as she blogs all season long in "Full Court Press" w/ Coach K every Wednesday on GoCentenary.com. All past blogs are archived on the homepage icon near the bottom of the screen. Check it out.

CENTENARY-OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES
Centenary and Oklahoma State will meet for the second time this Saturday. The Ladies fell 100-57 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater on Jan. 6, 2009. Jackson contributed with 10 points, while Farrell had seven rebounds. Davis was an assistant in her first year.

GAME COVERAGE
The Centenary-Oklahoma State game will be available for viewing on www.okstate.com/sports.

NEXT TIME OUT
Centenary will return home to host Louisiana-Monroe on Tues., Nov. 23 at 5 pm in the Gold Dome for its home opener.