PREVIEW: Ladies on Road at McNeese State
Sunday, January 2, 2011

SHREVEPORT-Coming off of two conference contests, the Centenary women's basketball team will hit the road for a single, non-conference game against McNeese State on Monday at 7 pm in Lake Charles, La.

LAST TIME OUT
Senior Ashley Jackson fired off a career-best 25 points and classmate Anne Farrell tallied her 13th career double-double, but the offensive dominance of IPFW in the second half proved too much for the Centenary women's basketball team as it dropped a 94-65 contest in the Gold Dome on Friday evening. The Ladies (0-10, 0-4 Summit) fell to 0-4 in league play with the loss, while IPFW (8-5, 2-2 Summit) improved to 2-2.

JACKSON JIVES FOR WEEKLY DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Ashley Jackson produced an impressive two-game stint last week in conference play. The senior averaged 20.5 ppg and 11.5 rebounds per game for a double-double. Jackson played an average 34.5 minutes per game and shot 46 percent (13-28) from the floor. Against IPFW, Jackson recorded a career-best 25 points and hit 11-of-13 from the free throw line.

SUCCESS FROM THE STRIPE
The Ladies, who currently shoot 68 percent from the charity stripe, showcased an above average performance as a team against IPFW last week. Centenary made 19-of-21 of its free throw attempts for 91 percent. Jackson led with 11-of-13, while senior Sarah Weiler contributed with 4-of-4 and junior Megan Daniel and freshman Kat Vidovic each made their two attempts. Six Ladies were perfect from the free throw line this week.

SARAH SHINES FROM LINE
Senior Sarah Weiler, who battled an early season injury that sidelined her during the first eight games, finally saw action this last week and didn't disappoint from the free throw line. The center played 16.5 minutes per game, but found a way to the line, connecting on a perfect 6-of-6.

FINAL LOUISIANA STOP
Centenary will play its final non-conference contest of the season at McNeese and will wrap up a schedule, which featured five Louisiana rivals. The Ladies met ULM, Northwestern State, UL-Lafayette, Southeastern and now McNeese on Monday. Centenary is currently 0-4 this season against in-state rivals.

DOWN SOUTH AND HOME
Head coach Kristen Davis, who is in her first year as head coach, is originally from Sulpher, La., which is a 15-mile trip from Lake Charles, La. Davis returns close to home to play McNeese. The young head coach was a 2006 graduate of Northwestern State, where she played four years for the Lady Demons.

ABOVE AVERAGE
Centenary has three players averaging in double-figures on the season. Currently, Ashley Jackson leads the team with 13.1 ppg after her two strong performances this past week. Anne Farrell follows with 11.9 ppg and a team-best 9.1 rpg, while sophomore Ne-Ne Cook adds 11.7 ppg.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Centenary played its last two contests in the Gold Dome during the holiday break, but the Ladies will now return to the road for three straight contests. First stop is McNeese State, followed by a league weekend in the ‘Dakotas. Centenary will meet North Dakota State on Sat., Jan. 8 at 5 pm CT, followed by South Dakota State on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 pm CT.

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.

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 MCNEESE STATE
McNeese is a member of the Southland Conference and enters Monday's contest with a 7-5 overall record and a perfect 4-0 record at home. The Cowgirls are coming off a 62-34 loss at Memphis. Ashlyn Baggett leads the team offensively with 13.7 ppg, while Kendra Wells and Kiara Johnson paces with 6.8 and 6.7 rebounds per game, respectively.

SERIES HISTORY
Centenary and McNeese State will meet for the 11th time in school history. The Cowgirls own a 7-3 record over the Ladies since 2000. The last time these two teams met was a year ago when Centenary earned a 68-66 win over McNeese in Lake Charles, La. That win marked the only non-conference win for Centenary in 2009-10. In that game, Ashley Jackson scored 12 points, while Anne Farrell pulled down nine boards. For McNeese, Kendra Wells led all scorers with 20 points.

GAME COVERAGE
The Centenary-McNeese State game will be available for fans via live streaming and live stats on www.mcneesesports.com.

NEXT TIME OUT
Following Monday's contests, the Ladies will travel north to face North Dakota State on Sat., Jan. 8 at 5 pm and South Dakota State on Mon., Jan. 10 at 7 pm in Summit League action.