PREVIEW: Davis to Coach Against Alma Mater; Ladies at NSU
Sunday, November 28, 2010
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary women's basketball team gears up for an in-state rival test at Northwestern State on Tuesday as part of a double-header with the Gents. Ladies are set to tip off at 5:45 pm in Natchitoches, La.

LAST TIME OUT
The Centenary women's basketball team faced a scrappy ULM squad in its home opener, falling 87-61 on Tuesday night in the Gold Dome. The Ladies (0-3) committed a season-high 27 turnovers and were challenged by an impressive second-half shooting performance from the Warhawks (3-1), dropping its third straight contest.

DAVIS PREPARES FOR ALMA MATER
Kristen Davis, who is in her first year as Centenary's head coach will coach her Ladies squad against her alma mater and former head coach at NSU, Jennifer Graf on Tuesday. Davis played four seasons for the Lady Demons. As a student-athlete, Davis was part of 69 wins, including the 2003-04 season when the Lady Demons won the SLC regular season and tournament championships and reached the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history. In her senior season, NSU became one of only 37 schools in NCAA history to record 600 wins all-time and 300 home-court wins all-time.

NE-NE FINDS NICHE ON COURT
Sophomore Ne-Ne Cook, having played three games this season, has led the Ladies in scoring in all three of those contests. The guard just notched her third straight double-digit scoring game, a mark that just came this year. Against ULM on Tuesday, Cook scored a team-best 16 points and dished out a career-best seven assists, while making three steals from the top of the key. She was one-of-two players for Centenary that recorded 40 minutes against ULM.

DANIEL DEALS FROM THREE
Junior Megan Daniel continues to showcase her three-point shot, draining 3-of-4 from deep against ULM. The guard scored 11 points, one point shy of her career-best, which came last year. She nailed two three-pointers at OSU a week ago.

KAT CLAWS OUT NINE
Freshman Kat Vidovic only played 16 minutes, but made the most out of that time against ULM when she sparked an offensive run for the Ladies in the first half, scoring nine points on three made treys. She finished the evening 3-of-3 from deep, a career-best.

9 BY 2
Senior Anne Farrell and sophomore Jalena Sanders proved to dominate on the boards against ULM, each recording nine rebounds for a game-best. The nine was a career-high for Sanders, surpassing her previous high of six, which has come twice.

OFFENSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Ne-Ne Cook leads the offensive game with 16.7 points per game and 12 total assists, while senior Ashley Jackson follows with 10.0 ppg. Anne Farrell paces the squad with a 50 percent (14-28) shooting effort from the floor.

DEFENSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Farrell pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game for a team-high and has tallied six blocks, followed by Jackson with 5.3 rpg. Cook leads with six steals.

SCOUTING NSU
Northwestern State enters Tuesday's contest with a 2-4 overall record with losses to Texas, ULM, DePaul, and Morgan State. The Lady Demons are coming off a 53-48 loss at Morgan State on Nov. 27.  NSU is 2-0 at home with wins over OBUW and Arkansas-Monticello.

Trudy Armstead leads the squad with 13.7 ppg and 5.2 rpg.

CENTENARY-NSU HISTORY
Centenary and NSU will meet for the 21st documented time in history. The Lady Demons own an impressive 19-1 all-time series lead over the Ladies. Centenary's only win came on Nov. 27, 2007 in a 62-61 victory.

NSU has won the last two meetings as the most recent came on Dec. 1, 2009 in a 65-49 victory for the Lady Demons. Anne Farrell notched a double-double in the loss with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Centenary.

GAME COVERAGE
Fans can follow all game action of Tuesday's contest on www.NSUdemons.com.

NEXT TIME OUT
Following Centenary's meeting at NSU, the Ladies will open Summit League play on Dec. 4 at Western Illinois. Game time set for 5:45 pm.