PREVIEW: Ladies to Host ULM in Home Opener, Tuesday
Monday, November 22, 2010
SHREVEPORT-After returning from Gallagher-Iba Arena late Saturday evening, the Centenary women's basketball team will turn around and take on the University of Louisiana at Monroe for their home opener on Tuesday night. Tip-off is set for 5 pm in the Gold Dome.

LAST TIME OUT
Game 2 proved to be too much for the Ladies (0-2) as Big 12 Oklahoma State secured a 91-41 win in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Sophomore Ne-Ne Cook would lead the way with 16 points while senior duo Anne Farrell and Ashley Jackson walked off of the court with eight and seven points. First year head coach Kristen Davis continues to showcase improvements in the Ladies as their turnovers per game remains lower than previous years and as free throw percentages continue to rise.

COOK CONTINUES TO CARRY LADIES
Sophomore Ne-Ne Cook continues to pace the ladies in the scoring column as she finished with an impressive 16 points at Oklahoma State for her second consecutive double figure game. Cook from last season has improved tremendously, scoring well over her game-high of nine.

DEPENDING ON DANIEL
Daniel remained on the court the entire 40 minutes against Oklahoma State on Saturday. Daniel would be the only Lady to run the floor the entire time. The Ladies continue to depend on Daniel for her three-point shot as she seems very comfortable behind the arc, scoring most of her points as treys.

FLOURISHING FREE THROWS
Centenary found success at the free throw line Saturday at Oklahoma State, finishing with a solid 70 percent (7-10). The game percentage from behind the charity stripe moved up more then 17 percent from the season opener at Sam Houston State University.

READY TO RUN
Although the Ladies are willing to sprint down the court after putting up a shot in order to get on defense or to make a fast break attempt on offense, this 'ready to run' mindset may be getting the best of them. While the Ladies are running, opposing teams have found most of the rebounds. The Ladies were out rebounded by 30 (57-27) by the Cowgirls of Oklahoma State and by 11 (51-40) at Sam Houston State University.

IN NEED OF BENCH BUCKETS
Head Coach Kristen Davis remains consistent with her starting five, continuing to play Sharp-Moore, Cook, Farrell, Daniel, and Jackson for the majority of the minutes. The Ladies bench players combined for just 20 minutes against Oklahoma State and finished with only four points. Oklahoma State's non-starters combined for 59 points on Saturday, 55 more than the Ladies.

LOOKIN' FOR LOCAL LOVE
Four of the 11 players for the women's basketball team call Louisiana home. Three of the four, sophomore Vashni Sharp-Moore, sophomore Ne-Ne Cook, and senior Ashley Jackson reside in Shreveport, LA while one, sophomore Jalena Sanders, calls Ruston, LA home. The Ladies are looking for local support on Tuesday, as the Ladies host their home opener against ULM.

HOME SWEET HOME
The Ladies will host their home opener on Monday in the Gold Dome for a 5 pm tip-off. After two road games, one at Sam Houston State University and one at Oklahoma State, the Ladies are ready to play in front of a home crowd. Monday night will be the only home game until a four game home stretch begins on December 13th against Louisiana's ULL.

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-ULM SERIES
The Ladies will meet the Warhawks for the 15th time in history. The Ladies last faced the ULM on November 24, 2009 in a 62-42 Warhawk win. ULM leads the series 13-1, with the Centenary Ladies only win in 1982 (81-67).

GAME COVERAGE
The Centenary-ULM game will be streamed live online and provide live stats to any interested viewer on www.GoCentenary.com.

NEXT TIME OUT
The Ladies will have a week off as they prepare for their next game at Northwestern State University on Tuesday, November, 30th, for a 5:45 pm start time.