Strong efforts not enough to topple Trinity
Saturday, January 12, 2013

SHREVEPORT, La. – Despite strong efforts from a trio of Ladies, the Centenary women’s basketball team dropped an 87-81 decision to Trinity on Saturday evening at the Gold Dome. Vashni Sharp-Moore points posted a triple-double with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Ladies.

The Maroon and White also picked up tremendous efforts from Dionecia Warr and Rebecca Thompson. Warr logged 19 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double on the season. Thompson finished a rebound shy of joining Warr with a double-double garnering 10 points and 9 boards.

The Ladies held a 44-40 point advantage in the paint and tallied 30 points off of 22 Trinity turnovers.

After holding a narrow 41-40 lead at the intermission, Centenary pushed its margin out to as many as seven points with 15:24 remaining in the second stanza. However, the lead was short lived as Trinity turned up the pressure and at the midway point of the half gained a 60-57 lead on a 3-pointer by Anne Waidelich. The trey was one of four on the night and assisted in her reaching a team-leading 22 points in the contest.

The Tigers extended their advantage to as many as 12 points with just under two minutes to play in the outing. The Ladies nipped the deficit to eight points on two occasions before falling by six.

Trinity opened the contest reaching a seven-point lead on two different occasions, but Centenary answered with a run and with 2:27 remaining in the opening 20 minutes took a 36-35 lead as Sharp-Moore finished off an old fashioned, 3-point play with a shot from the charity stripe.

Murphy Burns scored 16 points for the Tigers while Anecia Richardson tallied 13 points to round out the double figure scorers for Trinity. Libby Kruse grabbed 17 rebounds in the win.

Centenary returns to action on Monday, Jan. 14 as the Ladies host Louisiana College. Tip is slated for 5:30 p.m.