Preview: Ladies Set for Road Trip
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
SHREVEPORT- The Centenary women's basketball team is looking to continue in its winning fashion as the Ladies prepare for two road games this weekend. Centenary will face Hardin-Simmons Thursday evening at 5:30 pm, followed by a Saturday afternoon contest at McMurry at 1:00 pm.

With the two wins last weekend, Centenary improved to 2-4 (2-3 conference play) on the season.

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.

Four Ladies are averaging in double figures so far this season. Daniel leads the way with 14.8 points, followed by Sharp-Moore with 13.8, Sanders with 13.2, and Warr with 10.7. Sanders leads Centenary in rebounds per game with 8.5, while Daniel heads the three-point category, shooting 37 (16-43) percent from deep. Warr is shooting 83 percent from the charity stripe, having hit 19 of her 23 attempts.

Hardin-Simmons enters Thursday's match-up with a record of 2-4 on the season and 1-3 in conference action. Hardin-Simmons' last win came on November 28th in a convincing (73-54) win over LeTourneau. Leading the way for the Cowgirls in points is junior Alexis Popelar, averaging 14 ppg. Hardin-Simmons is coached by Shanna Briggs. In her 10th season as head coach, Briggs rosters a large squad of 18 players.

McMurry will host fellow ASC opponent ETBU on Thursday evening before hosting the Ladies on Saturday afternoon. The War Hawks will go into their Thursday game with a record of 5-1 and 4-0 in conference. Most recently, the War Hawks ended UT-Dallas's win streak, defeating them 53-49. Carrying the War Hawks is sophomore Keshia Collins, averaging 16.2 points per game. She also is the leader in rebounds with 7.3 a game. The War Hawks are led by head coach Veronica Snow. Snow opened her season up this winter having posted a record of 80-31 in her four years prior at McMurry.

The Ladies will meet Hardin-Simmons and McMurry for the third time each in history this weekend. Both the Ladies and the Cowgirls have won one apiece in January of the 1982-83 season. Centenary leads the series with McMurry 2-0. The last time that the teams met was in January of 1984 when the Ladies defeated McMurry 71-37.

Live stats and video are both available for each game this weekend. The Hardin -Simmons game will be available at
McMurry's contest can be found at

Following Hardin-Simmons and McMurry, the Ladies will take on ETBU on Saturday, December 17th at 1 pm in Marshall, Texas.