Senior Day spoiled as Ladies fall to Austin College
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Austin College (11-14, 5-10 SCAC)
Centenary College (6-18, 5-10 SCAC)
2/16/2013 | Shreveport, LA (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 0
Austin College363874
Centenary College234164
Stats at a GlanceACCCWB
FG Percentage.408 (20-49) .297 (22-74)
3P FG Percentage.316 (6-19) .118 (2-17)
FT Percentage.778 (28-36) .563 (18-32)
Offensive Rebounds1017
Defensive Rebounds4424
Total Rebounds5441
Bench Points712
Statistical LeadersACCCWB
PointsBrittany Stepanski - 25
Vashni Sharp-Moore - 27
ReboundsErin Riley - 10
Dionecia Warr - 7
AssistsChristina Kime - 8
Vashni Sharp-Moore - 5
StealsErin Riley - 1
Caitlyn Gentry - 4
Dionecia Warr - 4
BlocksBrianna Edwards - 2

SHREVEPORT, La – The Centenary women’s basketball team dropped its regular season finale with a 74-64 decision at the Gold Dome to Austin College. Centenary falls to 6-18 overall and 5-10 in SCAC action. Austin College improves to 11-14 and 5-10 in conference play.

The loss spoils Senior Day for the Ladies’ Vashni Sharp-Moore. The Shreveport, La., native posted 27 points in the loss – marking her 12th game this season with 20-plus points and the 15th of her career. Dionecia Warr joined her teammate with 13 points and added a team-best seven rebounds.

In the setback, the Ladies recorded 14 steals – the second highest total this season behind a 15 swipe effort against Colorado College earlier this season.

The Ladies had a tough outing in shooting connecting just under 30 percent of their shots from the floor. Centenary hit just 2 of its 17 shots behind the arc with both connections coming from Sharp-Moore. The Maroon and White forced 21 Roo turnovers in the contest and converted them into 20 points.

Brittany Stepanski led the Roos with 25 points. The forward paced a trio of AC players in double figures with Erin Riley chiming in 17 points and 13 points coming from Shayna Clardy. Riley also grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory.

The Roos led by 13 points at the intermission and extended their lead to 53-36 behind a 17-6 run to open the second half. Austin College reached its largest lead of the game at the 14:08 mark of the second stanza at 24 points.

The Ladies made a run at the deficit late in the half cutting the lead under double-digits with 4:04 remaining in the contest, but couldn’t over the margin.

Austin shot 40 percent from the field in the win, including 31 percent from 3-point land.

The SCAC Basketball Championships begin on Friday, Feb. 22 at Austin College. Times and opponents are to be determined.