PREVIEW: Ladies Set for League Openers on Road
Friday, December 3, 2010

SHREVEPORT- The Centenary women's basketball team prepares for its final season of Summit League play as the 2010-11 conference schedule begins this weekend. The Ladies are set for a 6 pm CT tip-off on Monday against IUPUI.  

LAST TIME OUT
Three Ladies scored in double-figures, though the Centenary women's basketball team was out rebounded and forced into 28 turnovers, falling to Western Illinois, 68-55, on Saturday evening in its Summit League opener.

JACKSON JIVES WITH 17
In Centenary's Summit League opener, senior Ashley Jackson paced the Ladies with a season-best 17 points on an 8-of-14 shooting performance from the floor. That effort marked the third double-figure scoring game this season and 41st of her career.

CAREER-BEST FOR SOPHOMORE
Sophomore guard Vashni Sharp-Moore returned to play after sitting two games due to an injury. Sharp-Moore came out strong at Western Illinois in the Ladies' league opener, tallying 15 points and pulling down seven boards, each career-bests for the young Shreveport native.

TEAM TREYS ON TOP
The Ladies had an impressive performance from behind the three point line on Tuesday night at NSU, shooting 8-of-18 for a season high 44 percent. Freshman Kendra Rice drained one three, while junior Megan Daniel and freshman Kat Vidovic sank three and four respectively. Vidovic was a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc.

KAT CONTINUES TO CLIMB
Kat Vidovic continues to show well despite seeing limited action in the first two games of the season. Davis has begun to rely on Vidovic more, playing her a total of 35 minutes in the two most recent games. Vidovic's consistency in the shooting column is worth recognizing. She has shot a remarkable 58 percent from the floor with an even more striking 75 percent from behind the three point line.

SANDERS STAYS ON BOARD
Sophomore Jalena Sanders remains notable, securing game and season highs in the rebound category the past two contests. Sanders notched a career-high nine rebounds at ULM while staying strong with eight rebounds at Northwestern State.

DANIEL FROM DEEP
Junior Megan Daniel continues to pace the Ladies behind the three-point line, shooting all but 13 on the season from behind the arc. Daniel is a solid 36 percent from deep, shooting 11-of-31.

NOVEMBER WRAP UP
The Centenary women's basketball team finishes the month of November with a 0-4 record as they look to open December play with conference games. The Ladies have faced Sam Houston State, Oklahoma State, ULM, and Northwestern State. The Ladies best performance came on November 23 at ULM with a season-high 61 points scored.

Sophomore Ne-Ne Cook led the Ladies in the scoring column with a game average 12.8 points, scoring in double figures three of the four games played. Seniors Anne Farrell and Ashley Jackson have each added to the scoring column, averaging 10.3 and 9.5 points per game. Farrell led Centenary with 37 total rebounds, while Jalena Sanders has added 21 to the mix. Four Ladies: Cook, Jackson, Farrell, and Megan Daniel have seen action often, each playing 130 minutes or more thus far.

LAST YEAR IN LEAGUE
The Centenary women's basketball team looks to improve its Summit League record of 1-13 from the 2009-10 season. The Ladies only win came against league foe IUPUI in a ten point, 67-57, win in the Gold Dome.

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 Southeastern La. Centenary will travel to SHSU, Oklahoma State, Northwestern State, and McNeese State along with its conference foes.

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.

SCOUTING IUPUI
IUPUI is 1-6 this season to begin league play. The Jaguars are coming off a 70-83 loss to Oral Roberts. IUPUI is looking to snap a four-game losing skid under new head coach Austin Parkinson.

Kerah Nelson leads the offense with 12.3 ppg and also paces the team with 7.0 rpg.

CENTENARY-IUPUI SERIES
Centenary and IUPUI will also meet for the 15th time on Monday. The Jaguars are 13-1 against the Ladies since they first played each other in 2004. Centenary earned its only win over IUPUI last season in a 67-57 win at home.

GAME COVERAGE
The Centenary-IUPUI game is available at www.IUPUIjags.com.