Ozarks Game Preview for Ladies and Gents
Friday, February 3, 2012

Ozarks Preview:  Men’s & Women’s Basketball

GENTS

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. – Centenary Gents are coming off a great win against the Ozarks and our now gearing up for a rematch at the Eagles home nest.  The Gents (9 – 8) faced the Eagles (5 – 13) less than a week ago and have a fresh memory of just how tough the Eagles play.  “It is nice to have a week to prep for the rematch as it’s always difficult to beat someone the second time around” said head coach Adam Walsh.

The Gents will have to find an answer for Junior Marcus Bobb who scored an impressive 29 points in the paint and pulled down 14 boards for the Eagles.  “We know from our first half deficit last Saturday and the fact that we gave up 29 points to Marcus Bobb, that we still have a lot of things to improve upon to go beat University of the Ozarks for a second time in a week” said Walsh.

On the offensive side, the Gents did have three players scoring in double-digits versus the Eagles.  Senior Maxx Nakwaasah led the way with 25, Sophomore Jonathon Blount had 21, and freshman Isaiah Whitaker added 12 points for the Gents.

The Gents had a great January at the Dome.  They won an impressive 6 out of the 7 home games they had at Centenary.  “After playing 7 out of 9 at home, I think our guys are ready for another true road game” said 2nd year head coach Walsh.

Tip off for the men’s game is set for 3pm Saturday, February 4th.

LADIES

The Centenary Ladies are coming off a tough loss to the Eagles of the Ozarks. The Ladies (7 – 13) have will face off against the Eagles (9 – 10) this Saturday looking to tie up the series between the two teams. “We know in order to beat the Ozarks, we’re going to have to put a complete game together to get a win on the road” said head coach Kristen Davis. 

The Ladies who have had rebounding difficulties all year long, were out rebounded by the Eagles 53 to 45.  For the Eagles, senior Sabrina Goddard grabbed 16 boards during the first match-up. “For us, rebounding is a focus everyday.  The lack of rebounding has costs us games in the past and we cannot allow that to happen moving forward” said 2nd year head coach Davis.

In the previous match-up, two Ladies earned double-doubles in the game.  Junior Vashni Sharp Moore had 19 points and 10 boards, and freshman Dio War had 10 points and 10 boards.  Also adding to the offense was Senior Megan Daniel adding 15 points. 

The Ladies will tip off with Eagles at 1pm on Saturday, February 4th.

After the Ozarks the Ladies head back to the Gold Dome where they’ll face off against LeTourneau University.  Thursday’s game has been designated the WBCA Pink Zone® Game.  Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to support breast cancer research.