Ladies Post First Home Win Streak Since 2002-03
Saturday, December 3, 2011

SHREVEPORT-Junior Vashni Sharp-Moore recorded her first career double-double in a 16-point, 10-rebound effort to lead the Centenary women's basketball team to a convincing 66-52 win over Schreiner on Saturday in the Gold Dome.

The Ladies improved to 2-4 on the year and 2-3 against American Southwest Conference schools. With the win, the Ladies posted their first home win streak since the 2002-03 season when Centenary recorded back-to-back home wins over LeTourneau and Wiley College.

Head Coach Kristen Davis and team have already surpassed their win-mark from the 2010-11 season, which came in a single win against IUPUI in the Gold Dome.

Behind Sharp-Moore's strong performance was senior Megan Daniel with 16 points in 40 minutes of action, freshman Dio Warr with 15, tying her career-high and junior Jalena Sanders with 14 and nine boards, one shy of consecutive double-doubles.

Also scoring for the Ladies was freshman Derrany Thomas with three and sophomore Tandrea Shamblin with two.

Sanders scored the first points of the game with a jumper at the 18:51 mark. Schreiner responded immediately with nine unanswered points as the Mountaineers went on an 11 point run (11-2) over six minutes. The Ladies would not secure a bucket again until there was 12:51 left to play in the first half when Sanders made a lay-up.

For the next three minutes, both teams battled to control the pace of the game. Centenary, however, dug deeper and began to pour in points as the Ladies went on a run (9-0) of their own. For six minutes (9:01-3:55) the Ladies held Schreiner at 16 points.

The remainder of the half consisted of traded baskets. The half would end with the Ladies on top, 25-22.

Centenary came out strong in the second half as Daniel knocked down her second field goal of the game with a lay-up. The Ladies continued to dominate the scoring column as they would go on another impressive run.

From the 19:49 mark to the 14:54 mark, Centenary scored 11 points to Schreiner's two points. It took the Mountaineers six minutes into the second half to secure Schreiner's first field goal.

Daniel propelled the Ladies impressive second half as 14 of her 16 points of the game came in the last twenty minutes of play.

Centenary outrebounded Schreiner 48-39. Sharp-Moore led the Ladies in the column with ten, followed by Sanders with 9.

The Ladies shot just 36 percent from the floor, shooting 21-59. It would be enough, however, as the Mountaineers only shot 30 percent (16-54).

Freshman Derrany Thomas, along with Daniel and Warr, caused havoc on Schreiner's offense as they stole the ball a total of seven times to contribute to the team total of 12.

UP NEXT
Centenary will return to action on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 pm at Hardin-Simmons, followed by a trip to McMurry on Saturday, Dec. 10.