Career-highs not enough to lead Ladies to win
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Centenary (La.) (0-9)
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Hendrix (6-6)
1/4/2014 | Conway, Ark. (Grove Gymnasium) | Attendance: 93
1st2ndFinal
Centenary (La.)373269
Hendrix433881
Stats at a GlanceCENTHC
FG Percentage.354 (23-65) .435 (30-69)
3P FG Percentage.143 (1-7) .300 (3-10)
FT Percentage.815 (22-27) .643 (18-28)
Offensive Rebounds1417
Defensive Rebounds2729
Total Rebounds4146
Turnovers1110
Steals35
Bench Points2536
Statistical LeadersCENTHC
PointsDeiAnna Hall - 22
Taylor Neal - 16
ReboundsDeiAnna Hall - 7
Briana Edwards - 7
Kayla Ruth - 7
Jamie Tate - 11
AssistsRhonda Martin - 5
Cait. Kriesel-Bigler - 10
StealsRebecca Thompson - 2
Jamie Tate - 2
BlocksRebecca Thompson - 2
Anna King - 3

CONWAY, Ark. – DeiAnna Hall and Kayla Ruth posted scoring career-highs, but it wasn’t enough as the Centenary women’s basketball team dropped an 81-69 decision at Hendrix College on Saturday afternoon.

Hall, who has double figures in scoring the last three outings, tallied 22 points surpassing her previous best of 15 points set at Millsaps earlier this season. The freshman has scored in double digits in six of the Ladies nine games this season.

Ruth provided 10 points for the Maroon and White – her first outing in double figures this season. Ruth’s previous best was seven against LaGrange earlier in the campaign.

The duo each grabbed seven rebounds which tied for the team-best along with Briana Edwards who scored nine points.

The Ladies converted 22 of its 27 attempts from the charity stripe (81.5%) marking a season-best. Hendrix shot 43.5 percent from the field compared to 35.4 for the Ladies - the second best on the season.

Centenary trailed 43-37 at the half after holding the lead with less than two minutes remaining. The Ladies grabbed their first lead, 27-25, with 6:30 left in the stanza after erasing an 11-point deficit and posted its largest lead of three points with just over three minutes left before the intermission. The Warriors closed out the half on a 12-3 run to grab the six point advantage.

HC held the narrow lead through the opening minutes of the second half, but a pair of Edwards’ free throws nipped the lead to 49-46 with under 15 minutes left to play. However, Hendrix regained a double-digit lead with 12:34 remaining and never looked back in the outing claiming its largest lead of 12 points with 4:26 to play.

Taylor Neal paced a quartet of Warriors with double figures in the scoring column with 16 points. Anna King added 12 points along with 10 rebounds. Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler supplied 11 points with 10 coming from Melanie Martin. Jamie Tate grabbed a team-leading 11 boards in the effort.

Centenary returns to action on Friday, Jan. 10 as the Ladies open Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action at the University of Dallas.