PREVIEW: Ladies Welcome SDSU, NDSU to Gold Dome
Thursday, February 3, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary women's basketball team is scheduled to host South Dakota State and North Dakota State this Saturday and Monday in the Gold Dome. Saturday's Homecoming 2011 game will begin at 2 pm with tip-off on Monday at 7 pm.

"LAST TIME AROUND"
The Ladies faced two of The Summit League's best in their most recent games, competing against Oakland and IPFW. The Ladies (0-18, 0-11 Summit) faced Oakland (14-8, 8-3 Summit), who shot an astounding 67 percent (38-57) from the field, while Centenary struggled from the floor at 28 percent (16-58). Centenary continued to struggle at IPFW, shooting a low 36 percent (15-41) from the floor. IPFW (14-6, 8-3 Summit) shot an impressive 24-of-26 from the free throw line for 88 percent, aiding in its 89-43 victory over the Ladies.

"LIFE MAKES PERFECT SENSE"
Ruston, Louisiana's Jalena Sanders seems to rely on the saying, "Practice Makes Perfect" as she finished perfect from both the floor and free throw line at IPFW. Sanders shot 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from behind the line for a solid eight points on the night. Only one Lady, senior Anne Farrell would secure more points with 11.

"WHERE IS THE MOMENT WE NEEDED THE MOST"
Senior Ashley Jackson has consistently led the Ladies in the scoring column throughout the season, however in her last two games she has struggled from the floor, scoring just 10 points on the weekend. Regardless, Jackson continues to remain at the top in total points for the Ladies with the most recent Oakland and IPFW games included, averaging 13.4 ppg in conference play. Just two other times this season has Jackson scored six points or below for the Ladies once at McNeese State and for the second time at North Dakota State. In 14-of-18 games, Jackson has tallied seven points or better with her highest scoring game against IPFW at home with 25.

"GET BACK UP WHEN IT KNOCKS YOU DOWN"
Kat Vidovic, a freshman guard for the Ladies, has performed above par from behind the arc this season. The freshman sits 5th in Summit League standings, shooting 23-of-58 three-pointers for 39.7 percent. Vidovic was on a seven game trey streak, securing a bucket from the distance until the Oakland game where she shot 0-of-3. Characteristically, Vidovic sunk a three at IPFW to put herself back on the board.

"MAKING MEMORIES OF US"
Teammates Megan Daniel and Ne-Ne Cook have shared a unique experience throughout most of the season this time around. The two guards have each played 11 full, 40-minute games for the Ladies. Daniel leads the Summit League in minutes played with 677 and an average of 37.6 mpg. Cook sits right under Daniel in second, playing 672 minutes for a 37.3 mpg average. These Ladies have played just 18 games this season, 2-4 less games than the other top ten leaders in the minutes played column.

"THEY'RE PLAYING BASKETBALL, WE LOVE THAT BASKETBALL"
The Centenary women's basketball team has allowed opponents to score 1,576 points to its 969 so far this season. Most recently, the Ladies were outscored 79-189 on the weekend at Oakland and IPFW. Centenary allowed five opponents to score in double figures both at Oakland and at IPFW.

"TAKE YOU OFF THE BENCH, TURN YA TO A STARTER"
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.

"IF YOU GIVE ME A CHANCE YOU'LL DISCOVER A STAR"
A feature story written by Centenary SID Allison McClain on senior Ashley Jackson reached NCAA.com 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.

"WRITE THIS DOWN, TAKE A LITTLE NOTE"
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.

"TO SOUTH DAKOTA WE WELCOME YOU"
South Dakota State is currently 10-12 overall and 6-5 against league opponents. SDSU is coming off of two heartbreaking losses against IPFW (67-70) and Oakland (56-57). Since then, the Jackrabbits have defeated Southern Utah and UMKC.
Leading the way for the Jackrabbits is Jennie Sunnarborg, starting all 22 games and averaging 14.5 ppg and 16.2 ppg in conference alone. She is followed by Kristin Rolert who has also started all 22 games and is averaging 11.9 ppg and 12.5 ppg in conference.

"THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW"
Centenary and SDSU will meet for the second time this season and the 8th time in the school's history. The Jackrabbits own a 7-0 mark over the Ladies, including an 89-37 win over Centenary on Jan. 10, 2011 of this season. In that game Ashley Jackson led both teams with 18 points for Centenary. SDSU would sit four Jackrabbits in the double figures column.

"LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS"
The Centenary-SDSU game will be available via live stats and live streaming on www.GoCentenary.com.

"NOW I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN"
Following Saturday's contest, Centenary will return to the Gold Dome to host North Dakota State on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm in the Gold Dome. The Ladies will then leave for the last away trip of the season with UMKC and Southern Utah hosting.