Ladies Can't Find Answer Against SDSU
Sunday, February 6, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Senior Ashley Jackson and sophomore Ne-Ne Cook led the Centenary women's basketball team with 18 and 17 points, respectively, but South Dakota State fired off an impressive shooting afternoon, handing the Ladies an 83-50 loss on Saturday.

The Ladies (0-19, 0-12 Summit) were challenged early by the Jackrabbits (11-12, 7-5 Summit) and were never able to gain momentum.

Jackson's 18 points came on a 7-of-10 effort from the floor.

Centenary's only lead of the game would come at the very beginning of the first half with a 1-0 advantage until the 18:22 mark when SDSU would answer with a three. 

SDSU continued to pace the game with a 15-3 run over the Ladies beginning at the 15:18 mark and continuing until 10:58 left in the first half.

Senior Anne Farrell managed to pull down nine rebounds in the first half however, that would not be enough to get the Ladies in the swing of things as the Jackrabbits went on another impressive 13-3 run before the half would come to a close.

SDSU led at half 39-17.

The second half began similar to the first as the Jackrabbits would make multiple unanswered baskets. Centenary's largest run of the game came at the 10:36 mark when the Ladies scored four unanswered points with 9:18 left.

Cook began to make an impact in the second half scoring 15 of her 17 points in just 13 minutes, but it fell short as the Ladies were outscored 44-33 in the second half.

Centenary shot 38 percent (20-53) from the floor. However, the Ladies struggled from behind the arc, connecting on just 3-of-19 for 16 percent and from the free throw line, making 44 percent (7-16).

Behind Jackson and Cook were Farrell with six and freshman Kat Vidovic with four.

SDSU finished the afternoon with a 54 percent (31-57) shooting performance and were 80 percent (16-20) from the free throw line.

Kristin Rotert led the Jackrabbits with 18 points.

SDSU out rebounded, 34 to 30. Farrell grabbed a game-high 12 boards.

Centenary will be back in action on Monday evening as it hosts North Dakota State at 7 pm in the Gold Dome.