Preview: WBB to Play Exhibition Game at Southeastern La
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary women's basketball team will travel to Southeastern LA on Friday for a 7 pm exhibition game against the Southland Conference Lions.

Coming off several weeks of preseason training, the Ladies will look to officially showcase their preparation against an opponent for the first time this season after unofficially scrimmaging UL-Lafayette last weekend.

Because this is an exhibition game for Centenary, official stats and result will not be included in season stats. For Southeastern, this game will count as their home opener to the 2011-12 season. Second year head coach Kristen Davis shares her thoughts on the upcoming game and reflects on the preseason.

"Our practices have varied from day to day. Even with so many young players, we've got to be more consistent in our mental focus at practice. This past week, I did see our focus improve somewhat and I really think our scrimmage on Sunday helped the players understand the kind of intensity we have to have every single day."

Centenary returns four players from last season in senior Megan Daniel, juniors Vashni Sharp-Moore and Jalena Sanders and sophomore Tandrea Shamblin. New to the squad include seven freshmen in Derrany Thomas, Dio Warr, Ronny Kendrick, Amber Kovac, Christian Prince, Kayla Ruth, Taye Hollier and one junior college transfer, Kelly Johnstone.

"Having an exhibition game against Southeastern to start off the year is a great opportunity for our team and I feel like SELA will challenge our young team early. Our transitions will be extremely important in this game and I look for Southeastern to push the ball more than they have in the past so we'll have to communicate a ton on the defensive side."

Centenary will travel to Northwestern State on Tuesday, November 15 for a 7 pm game, which will be marked as the Ladies' season opener.

"I think the coaches and players are ready for season to be here. We all enjoy practice, but there's nothing like game day and squaring off against an opponent. And I know Coach Huckabay and I are looking forward to our game against NSU, since we are both graduates. Even though Centenary has changed Divisions, it's still a fun rivalry game to be played."