Daniel Drains 30 in Ladies' 94-79 Loss at Concordia (TX)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas-Senior Megan Daniel drained seven three-pointers and recorded a career-best 30 points, while junior Vashni Sharp-Moore scored 18 points, a new high in a 94-79 loss for the Centenary women's basketball team at Concordia (TX) on Monday evening in ASC action.

The Ladies fell to 0-4 on the year with the loss, while Concordia (TX) improved to 2-0.

Daniel's spectacular effort from behind the three-point arc kept the Ladies within reach several times. The Houston, Texas native sank 7-of-13 from deep and 5-of-6 from the free throw line for a career-high 30 points.

Daniel more than doubled her previous career-high of 14 points, which happened four times and last coming against UT-Dallas last week.

Sharp-Moore also had a solid night from the floor, scoring a career-best 18 points on 6-of-9 from the floor.

The Shreveport guard surpassed her previous high of 15, which came against Western Illinois last season. Sharp-Moore also led the Ladies with seven assists.

Also scoring for Centenary was freshman Taye Hollier with eight points, junior Jalena Sanders and freshman Dio Warr with six each.

Three treys opened play for the Ladies, giving them a quick 9-5 lead after two minutes of play. After several missed opportunities, Concordia tied the game at 11-11 at the 15:41 mark. But it was an 11-0 run over the next five minutes that gave Concordia a solid 22-13 lead midway through the half.

Daniel would then drain back-to-back treys in under a minute to keep the game within reach for Centenary. Down by just four, Concordia would put together seven unanswered points to go up by 10 (29-19). Warr, Derrany Thomas, Ronny Kendrick and Hollier all put together points in the final six minutes to make it a 45-37 game at the half.

Daniel had 14 points at the half, tying her career-high in just 20 minutes of play after sinking four three-pointers.

Eight straight points by Concordia put the home team up 53-39 in the first two minutes of the second half. Centenary managed to pull it within nine at 55-46 on a 7-2 run on another Daniel three, a new career-best at five in a single game.

Centenary was held without a field goal for five straight minutes as Concordia pulled ahead by 22 points with 10 minutes to play. After several substitutions, Kendrick, Warr, and freshman Kayla Ruth drained shots for the Ladies after a stalemate of scoring.

With six minutes to play, the Ladies put together six straight points to add some spark to the offense, but Concordia continued to match their progress, winning 79-61. Daniel and Sharp-Moore hit 5-of-7 from the charity stripe, while Sanders' first bucket of the game came with five minutes left and with a score of 85-68 Concordia.

Centenary shot 46 percent (26-57) from the floor and drained 10 three-points, seven coming off the hands of Daniel for 37 percent. The Ladies hit 17-of-24 from the charity stripe for 71 percent.

Concordia shot an impressive 52 (38-73) percent on the evening, led by Shamika Singleton's 18 points.

Concordia out rebounded Centenary, 39-32. The Ladies were forced into 34 turnovers.

Centenary will return home this week to host Texas Lutheran on Thursday at 5:30 pm and Schreiner on Saturday at 1 pm in the Gold Dome. Live stats and video will be available on GoCentenary.com.