Late Rally Not Enough for Ladies in 10-Point Loss to SELU
Saturday, December 18, 2010
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary women's basketball team produced two double-doubles from seniors Ashley Jackson and Anne Farrell, but it wasn't enough as the Ladies fell by 10, 65-55, to Southeastern Louisiana in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.

The Ladies (0-8) never held a lead, but fired off a better second-half to overcome a 22 point deficit late in the game. Centenary was led offensively by Farrell with a game-best 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Jackson added 10 points and 10 boards.

Junior Megan Daniel added 11 points, while Ne-Ne Cook contributed with 10. Three of the five starters for Centenary played all 40 minutes as the Ladies suited out just eight players for the contest.

Southeastern jumped out to a six-point lead at 10-4 early, but the Ladies would chip away, narrowing it to two on four straight points from Farrell. The closest Centenary would come in the early going was within one when Daniel drained a trey from deep at the 11:51 mark.

A 17-6 run by the Lady Lions followed, sparking a 10-point advantage to go up 31-21 with five minutes left in the opening half. Centenary would see its last field goal on a jumper by Farrell with 2:05 to play as it was down 37-25 heading into the second half.

After allowing several fast break opportunities by Southeastern Louisiana, Centenary saw itself down by 22 (61-39) with 7:17 remaining. The Ladies sparked an 11-2 run of their own beginning with a three from Cook and ending with two consecutive baskets off the hands of Daniel to make it a 13-point game (63-50) with under four minutes left.

Late fouls by the Lady Lions gave way to three made free throws by Centenary to finish with its lowest scoring deficit of the year at 10 (65-55).

Centenary shot 38 percent (22-60) from the field, but struggled from deep, connecting on only 3-of-22 for 14 percent. Behind Farrell, Jackson, Daniel and Cook in scoring for Centenary was sophomore Jalena Sanders with six points.

Southeastern Louisiana finished the contest at an even 38 percent (27-72). The Lady Lions were led by Rashima Jenkins with 15 points. The Lady Lions were 90 percent (9-10) from the charity stripe.

The Ladies out rebounded the Lady Lions by nine (48-39), the first time all season Centenary has out rebounded an opponent.

Centenary was forced into 23 turnovers and Southeastern Louisiana recorded 12 steals.

Centenary will return to action on Wednesday, December 29 when it hosts Summit League foe Oakland at 5 pm in the Gold Dome.