Ladies Silenced at South Dakota State
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BROOKINGS, SD-An 18-point, 12-rebound double-double performance by senior Ashley Jackson wasn't enough to overcome a hot-shooting South Dakota State offense as the Centenary women's basketball team was silenced, 89-37, in Summit League action on Monday evening.

The Ladies (0-13, 0-6 Summit) faced the Jackrabbits (6-10, 2-3 Summit) who shot 51 percent (37-72) and were held to just 16 points in the opening half. Jackson's effort marked her 11th career double-double and fifth of the season.

Behind Jackson in scoring for Centenary was junior Megan Daniel with 11 points, including three made three-pointers. The two combined for 29 of the Ladies' 37 points.

South Dakota State couldn't open a game any better from the offensive end as it drained 21 field goals including six three-pointers to take a 50-16 lead into halftime.

The Jackrabbits put Centenary down early on a 13-0 run. Jackson's jumper at 16:14 put the Ladies on board. South Dakota State opened with a 5-of-8 effort from the floor in the first five minutes of play.

The home team would continue to extend their lead with impressive long range shooting, finishing the first half on a 28-10 run. During that tilt, Daniel drained a three, while Jackson added four points in the paint and sophomore Jalena Sanders contributed with a layup.

Jackson's two jumpers gave Centenary 20 points on the night, but South Dakota State would remain offensively solid with 17 points in the first six minutes. Midway through the final half, the Ladies were held to just nine points.

Freshman Kat Vidovic and Daniel hit consecutive treys, while Jackson's layup provided Centenary with a quick spark, but the Jackrabbits would build up a 17-9 run, giving them a 54-point lead (84-30) with just under five minutes left.

Daniel hit eight of the last 10 points for Centenary.

Centenary finished the night, shooting a low 25 percent (14-57). The Ladies made just four three-pointers, three of which came from Daniel. Centenary was however better from the free throw line than South Dakota State, hitting 5-of-8.

The Jackrabbits' 51 percent shooting effort included seven three-pointers and was led by Jennie Sunnarborg with 17 points.

South Dakota State was dominant in the paint, firing off 60 points to Centenary's 10 and executed 30 points off of 22 turnovers from the Ladies.

Centenary was out rebounded 51 to 34. Behind Jackson on the boards was freshman Tandrea Shamblin with a career-best five rebounds.

The Ladies will return home to host Southern Utah on Saturday at 2 pm and UMKC on Monday at 7 pm in the Gold Dome.