PREVIEW: Ladies to Play Final Game
Thursday, February 24, 2011

SHREVEPORT-The Centenary women's basketball team will play its final DI Summit League contest on Monday when Western Illinois comes to the Gold Dome. Tip-off is set for 7 pm CT.

The Centenary women's basketball team used a balanced effort to secure its first win of the season in a 75-64 win over Summit League foe, IUPUI on Saturday afternoon in the Gold Dome. The Ladies (1-23, 1-16 Summit) saw an impressive effort from the senior duo of Ashley Jackson and Anne Farrell, who each finished with 17 points. Jackson recorded her 13th career double-double and sixth of her career with 10 rebounds.

Farrell is now just 14 points away from the 1,000-career point mark and could join Jackson in the elite group of now, just four all-time Ladies. Behind the duo in scoring was sophomore Ne-Ne Cook with 15 points and freshman Kat Vidovic with 11 off the bench. Head coach Kristen Davis also put her name in the winning column, securing her first career win as the leader of the Ladies.

The Centenary Ladies picked up their first win of the season in a 75-64 victory over Summit League foe, IUPUI, on Saturday. That win snapped a 26-game losing streak that dated back to Feb. 15, 2010 in a 67-57 win over IUPUI.

Senior Anne Farrell is just 14 points away from breaking into the 1000-point club at Centenary. If she tallies the points in Centenary's last game, she will be the fifth Lady to achieve such an accomplishment. Already this season, teammate Ashley Jackson recorded her 1000th point against Southern Utah on January 15th. Farrell posted a huge threat against IUPUI on Satuday, scoring 17 points.

Freshman Kat Vidovic has begun to find her groove in the mix of the Ladies. Vidovic is beginning to settle down and play her role as a go-to scorer. In Centenary's last series, she led the Ladies with 29 points on the weekend. In the Ladies most recent game against Oral Roberts, Vidovic continued to lead, scoring 17 points as the leading Ladies scorer on the night. Kat recorded her third double-figure game in a row her seventh on the season and her career.

Ne-Ne Cook, a sophomore, continues to remain a force for the Ladies in multiple categories. Cook began the season as the leading scorer, averaging 16.7 points throughout her first three games. Since then, Cook has evolved into a player who can not only play entire forty-minute games, but can contribute in other areas besides the scoring column. Cook recorded a career-high eight assists against Oral Roberts last Saturday. Cook is sitting at number four as a Summit League leader, averaging 3.8 assists a game.

Megan Daniel, a junior out of Houston, Texas, began to come out of a slight slump on Saturday afternoon against Oral Roberts. Daniel, averaging just 7.7 ppg, scored 14 points for the second time this season and third in her career. Daniel has not recorded a double-figure game since January 15th of this season against Southern Utah. She knocked down four three-pointers, tying her career-high against ORU last week. Daniel continues to remain a threat throughout full games, having played 14 forty-minute games this season.

Feature story written by Centenary SID, Allison McClain about Ashley Jackson's family scoring tradition was picked up as a headline story on on Jan. 28, 2011. The story highlight's Jackson's 1,000 career points and her mother and father, who both hold ranks as Centenary basketball Hall of Famers. Her father, Willie is currently the all-time leading scorer at Centenary with 2,535 points over Robert Parish.

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.

Western Illinois enters the final game of the season with a 7-20 overall record and a 5-12 mark against Summit League teams. The Fighting Leathernecks are coming off a 101-75 loss at ORU and have lost seven straight contests. Their last win came against IUPUI on Jan. 29.

Sadie Webb paces the team with 12.2 ppg and 4.8 rpg.

Centenary and Western Illinois meet for the second and final time this season and 16th time in history. The Fighting Leathernecks own a 15-0 mark against the Ladies all-time. The last time these two teams met was on Dec. 4 in a 68-55 win for WIU in Macomb, Ill.

The Centenary-WIU game will be available via live stats and live streaming on

Centenary wraps up its journey in DI basketball and as a member of The Summit League on Monday.