Second Half Struggles Haunt Ladies in 68-57 Loss at UMHB
Sunday, November 27, 2011
BELTON, Texas-The Centenary women's basketball team struggled in the second half to drop a 68-57 decision to ASC opponent, Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday evening on the road.

The Ladies fell to 0-3 with the loss, while the Crusaders improved to 1-2 on the year.

Centenary used career-best performances by junior Jalena Sanders and freshman Dio Warr to soar to a 35-26 first half lead, but would face scoring troubles in the final 20 minutes to fall in its second conference game this season.

Sanders led the Ladies with her second consecutive double-double game and just second of her career with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The Ruston, La. native was 8-for-10 from the floor and pulled down 12 of her 14 rebounds on the defensive end.

Warr, seeing action in just her third college game, produced 15 points for the Ladies off the bench on three treys and 5-of-12 from the floor. Junior Vashni Sharp-Moore also had a career day with 10 rebounds to accompany her eight points and six assists. Senior Megan Daniel also contributed with eight points and played all 40 minutes.

After UMHB took a six-point lead at 10-4 early in the game, Centenary went on a 21-9 run to take over the lead at six and eventually went on to lead by as many as nine to end the half.

Centenary held a lead until UMHB scored eight unanswered points to tie the game midway through the half at 49-49. Warr's three-pointer at 1:41 ended a 14-0 run by the Crusaders, which propelled them to a late-game lead and win.

Centenary shot 37 percent (18-49) from the floor and pulled down 39 rebounds to UMHB's 51. The Ladies were forced into 20 turnovers, while the Crusaders committed just eight for 22 points.

Centenary will return to action on Monday when it travels to Austin, Texas to play ASC foe, Concordia at 5:30 pm.