Turnovers Key in Loss; Three Ladies Record Double-Doubles
Sunday, January 15, 2012
SHREVEPORT-The pressure defense of Louisiana College got the best of the Centenary women's basketball team on Saturday afternoon as the Ladies fell 99-76 to the Lady Cats in the Gold Dome.

With the loss, the Ladies dropped to 4-11 on the year and have recorded a fall in their last three contests.

Centenary received three double-double efforts from juniors Jalena Sanders, Vashni Sharp-Moore and freshman Dio Warr, off the bench.

Sanders led all scorers, tying her career-best with 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. The Ruston, La. native finished 11-of-14 from the floor. Sharp-Moore followed with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Warr grabbed a team-best 13 rebounds and scored 10 points.

Also notching double-figures was senior Megan Daniel with 21 points on 4-of-8 from deep. Junior Kelly Johnstone chipped in with eight.

Centenary shot 44 percent (29-66) from the floor, but only converted on 11-of-17 for 65 percent from the charity stripe. Louisiana College fired off 43 percent (41-96) from the field and hit 11 treys.

The rebound battle was close as the Lady Cats out rebounded Centenary by three, 50 to 47.

Louisiana College controlled the opening 20 minutes, forcing Centenary into 25 first-half turnovers, which allowed for 32 points off the miscues.

Centenary took a one-point lead (18-17) at the 11:58 mark, but a 13-2 Louisiana College run turned into a 10-point swing (30-20).

Playing a unique 5-in-5-out rotation, the Lady Cats rested, enabling them to run the floor, executing five straight lay ups to go up by 20 (56-36) at the half.

Centenary was never able to gain ground of Louisiana College's lead, falling down by as many as 30 (92-62) with five minutes left in the game. Six points by Sharp-Moore and four from Sanders in the final minutes narrowed the final deficit to 23.

The Ladies finished the night, committing 38 turnovers, which led to 48 points for the Lady Cats.

Centenary will return to action for its final home game until the end of the month when it welcomes ETBU to the Gold Dome at 5:30 pm.