Centenary takes on crosstown rival LSUS
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | by Nathan Yacovissi

SHERVEPORT – The Centenary Ladies and Gents basketball teams will return to action this Friday as they hit the road in nonconference play. It won’t be a normal road trip as both teams travel across Shreveport to take on LSU-Shreveport at “The Dock.” The Ladies tip is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. while the Gents will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The Ladies (1-6, 0-2 SCAC) are coming off a huge game as they defeated LeTourneau 74-66 on Monday night. Senior Vashni Sharp-Moore led the Ladies in scoring with a season-high 26 points. Two other players reached double figures for Centenary, which were sophomore Dionecia Warr with 18 and freshmen Emmeline Richard with 15 as she notched a career and season-high. Sharp-Moore is leading the Ladies in scoring, averaging 18.1 points per game (ppg), while Warr is right behind with 15.6 ppg.

The no. 17 LSUS Lady Pilots have started off the season strong going undefeated in conference play (7-1, 3-0 RRAC) and are coming off a 81-41 defeat over Bacone College. Sharde Henry led all scorers with 18 points while Christy Willis added 14.

The Gents (5-2, 1-1 SCAC) enter Friday’s matchup on a two game winning streak and are coming off a dramatic win Monday night over LeTourneau. Only up two at half time, the game came down to the last possession as Centenary controlled the ball and sophomore Jairus Browning hit a clutch three pointer with three seconds remaining to lift his team to victory.

That three tied Browning with the most points from Centenary on the night with 13 along with freshmen Brett Bell. The Gents expect to have junior guard, Jonathan Blount, back for Friday, who is averaging 24.5 ppg. Sophomore Caden Cheramie has also done well early this season averaging 10.9 ppg.

The Pilots (5-2, 2-1 RRAC) are coming off a big 88-68 win over Bacone College on Monday night. LSUS used a 22-4 run to take the lead for good and handled the Warriors pretty easily. Mark Polittle shot a season-high 22 points with four coming as made three pointers. Rodney Milum, the NAIA’s leading scorer, contributed 20 points on the night. He is averaging over 28 points per game.

This should be a fun matchup for both fan bases as the schools are across town from each other. Hopefully students can make it out to the games and support your Ladies and Gents.