PREVIEW: Ladies Set for Road Action
Thursday, January 27, 2011

SHREVEPORT-The Centenary women's basketball team is scheduled to meet Summit League opponent, IPFW on Monday night for a 6 pm tip-off in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Senior Sarah Weiler scored a career-best 14 points to lead the Centenary women's basketball team, but it was an unusual impressive offensive showcase by Oakland that gave way to a 100-36 win for the Golden Grizzlies on Saturday afternoon in Summit League play. The Ladies (0-17, 0-10 Summit) faced Oakland (14-7, 8-2 Summit), who shot an astounding 67 percent (38-57) from the field, while Centenary struggled from the floor at 28 percent (16-58). The Golden Grizzlies finished the second half on a 33-2 run, holding the Ladies with one field goal in the final 11 minutes of play.

Sarah Weiler saw just 22 minutes of action on Saturday at Oakland, but made the most of her short time on the hardwood, pouring in a career-best 14 points. The senior shot 7-of-9 from the floor and pulled down four rebounds. Weiler surpassed her previous career high of 12 points, which came at Nicholls State back during her freshman season. The center has only seen action in nine contests this season, making one start due to an early season injury. During that time, she averages 17.2 minutes per game and is adding 4.8 ppg to the Ladies offense.

A feature story written by Centenary SID Allison McClain on senior Ashley Jackson reached this week. The story highlighted Jackson's family scoring tradition at Centenary as she reached the 1,000-point plateau against Southern Utah on Jan. 15, 2011. Jackson's father, Willie is the all-time leading scorer for Centenary with 2,535 total points, better than Robert Parish, while her mother Zebber, ranks among the Top 10 in almost every category. Both parents reside in the Centenary Athletic Hall of Fame.

Senior Anne Farrell made a big impact with her performance against Oral Roberts on January 22, 2011. Farrell has not scored in double figures before the ORU game since December 31st of this season against IPFW. Anne tied her season high of 16 points on the night. Farrell has had a double figure point streak of five games earlier in the season, with her other 16 point game in the middle of that streak at Southeastern Louisiana.

Freshman Jalena Sanders played just three minutes in the Oral Roberts game, however she managed to pull down four rebounds, three which were offensive and beneficial to the Ladies scoring column. Sander's highest rebounding game came in November against ULM where she pulled down nine, playing 32 minutes on the night.

Senior Ashley Jackson continues to remain a crucial presence for the Ladies. Jackson is on a roll for Centenary, scoring in double figures in four of her last five games. The Southern Utah game gave Jackson her 1000th career point. As of now, Jackson has scored 1034 points in her career, just 5 points away from sitting in second place in Centenary's all-time scoring column. If she continues to score in double figures, this Ladies basketball all-star is bound to secure runner-up in Centenary history.

Leading the league in minutes played so far this season is Centenary's junior guard, Megan Daniel. Daniel averages 37.5 minutes per game, leading the league with 637 total minutes played this season. Daniel recorded her 10th 40 minute game this season and 7th in a row at ORU. Centenary also holds the number two spot in Summit League standing in minutes played with Ne-Ne Cook averaging 37.2 minutes per game as she played her 10th 40 minute game as well at Oakland on Saturday.

Although still improved in turnover average compared to last season, the Ladies went back to their old ways at Oral Roberts, turning the ball over a season high 32 times. The Ladies, in comparison to their opponents, have turned the ball over 120 more times (387-267). Oral Roberts was able to capitalize on the Ladies turnovers, recording 33 points due to Centenary's mistakes. Oakland also took advantage of the Ladies turnovers, forcing Centenary into 19 mistakes for 27 points.

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 All past blogs are archived on the homepage icon near the bottom of the screen. Check it out.

IPFW is playing one of its best seasons yet under 5th year coach Chris Paul. The Mastodons are currently 13-6 overall and 7-3 against league opponents. IPFW is coming off a heartbreaking 76-74 loss against undefeated Oral Roberts on Saturday. Before that loss, the Mastodons were riding a six-game streak.

Leading the way for the Mastodons is Stephanie Rosado with 16.9 ppg and 8.1 rebounds a game. She is followed by Anne Boese with 12.7 ppg and Kayla Drake with 11.5 ppg.

Centenary and IPFW will meet for the second time this season and the 10th time in the school's history. The Mastodons own a 1-8 mark over the Ladies, including a 94-65 win over Centenary on Dec. 31, 2010 of this season. In that game, both team's scoring leaders Ashley Jackson for Centenary and Stephanie Rosado for IPFW scored 25 points.

The Centenary-IPFW game will be available for fans via live streaming and live stats on

Following Monday's contest, Centenary will return home to host South Dakota State on Saturday at 2 pm for Homecoming 2011, followed by North Dakota State on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm in the Gold Dome.