Ladies can't keep up with Pirates
Friday, January 11, 2013

SHREVEPORT, La – The Centenary women’s basketball team dropped its fourth straight with a 100-56 loss to Southwestern University on Friday evening in the Gold Dome. The Ladies fall to 3-11 overall and 2-4 in the SCAC. The Pirates improve to 11-4 and 5-0 in conference in play.

Vashni Sharp-Moore paced the Maroon and White with 21 points while Dionecia Warr added 18 points. Rebecca Thompson finished the evening as the leader on the boards for Centenary, grabbing nine rebounds.

A quartet of Pirates posted double figures in the scoring column en route to the victory led by Audrey Garcia’s 19 points. Jordan Owens and Chelsea Leeder each tabbed in 15 points with Madison Eschle rounding out the foursome with 12 points. Annie Bourne grabbed a team-best nine boards finishing a point and a rebound shy of a double-double.

The shooting woes continued for the Ladies as they were held to 31.4-percent from the floor, including 16.7 percentages from behind the 3-point line. The percentage was the lowest since Nov. 30 against Trinity when the Ladies shot 12.5-percent from behind the arc.

Southwestern shot 50 percent from the field, including a 45.5 percentages from the 3-point line. Both squads shot over 60 percent from the free-throw line with the Pirates connecting on 66.7 percent of its shots while the Ladies shot 61.5 percent.

The Pirates reached its first double-digit margin with 16:15 remaining in the opening half on a Bourne jumper. The Ladies would nip the deficit to 27-19 with just over eight and half minutes to play in the half, but struggled to cut into the margin trailing by as many as 45 points with 2:29 left in the game.

Centenary returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 12 as the Ladies host Trinity. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m.