Record-Setting Game for Shreveport Native Spoiled by Cold Shooting for Ladies
Senior Briana Edwards tallied her fourth double-double of the season and set the Ladies single-game record for blocks with seven rejections.(Photo by Nelson Chenault)
Record-Setting Game for Shreveport Native Spoiled by Cold Shooting for Ladies
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Colorado College (2-10, 1-0 SCAC)
Centenary (5-6, 0-1 SCAC)
1/2/2016 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 107
Colorado College1816122369
Stats at a GlanceCCWCENTWB
FG Percentage.404 (23-57) .288 (19-66)
3P FG Percentage.667 (6-9) .000 (0-15)
FT Percentage.739 (17-23) .484 (15-31)
Offensive Rebounds1415
Defensive Rebounds3617
Total Rebounds5032
Bench Points3015
Statistical LeadersCCWCENTWB
PointsDanielle Davis - 19
DeiAnna Hall - 22
ReboundsKatie Wirth - 11
Briana Edwards - 12
AssistsKatie Wirth - 8
DeiAnna Hall - 2
Erin Temple - 2
StealsCasey Torbet - 2
Katie Wirth - 2
DeiAnna Hall - 4
BlocksKali Place - 2
Korbyn Ukasick - 2
Briana Edwards - 7

SHREVEPORT, La. – Shreveport native Briana Edwards broke the single-game Ladies record for blocks with seven, grabbed her record 800th career rebound, and tallied her third double-double in as many games.

However, the Maroon and White only shot 28.8 percent (19-66) from the field and was outrebounded 50-32 as Centenary (5-6, 0-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell in its season opener to Colorado College (2-10, 1-0 SCAC) 69-53 in the conference lid lifter for both teams.

At the 8:10 mark of the first quarter, Edwards recorded a block and grabbed the rebound for her 800th career board, the ninth-highest total in SCAC history. She finished the first half with eight rebounds and five blocks and the game with 10 points, 12 boards and seven rejections

Colorado College built a 16-point first half lead thanks to a 6-for-8 (75 percent) shooting mark for distance. However, Centenary junior Linda Gomez Gil hit a layup off an offensive rebound with 1:41 minutes until halftime to cut the deficit to 34-21. Neither team scored the rest of the half as the Ladies trailed by 13.

Centenary cut the deficit back to single-digits with five unanswered out of break. Edwards hit a layup, sophomore Samantha Lyons hit a pair of free throws and junior DeiAnnaHall split from the line. However, the Tigers’ Casey Torbet hit a jumper on the ensuing possession to jumpstart a 6-0 run by the visitors.

With the Tigers leading 46-36 with 1:02 left in the third quarter, freshman Jasmine Morris hit a fastbreak layup and Lyons made an inside hoop to beat the buzzer and cut the deficit to 46-40 heading into the fourth quarter. Hall cut it to five on a fastbreak layup with 5:49, but Centenary climbed no closer as the visitors claimed the 16-point win.

Besides Edwards fourth double-double of the season, Hall led the Ladies with 22 points and four steals. Lyons came off the bench for 12 points, thanks in part to a 6-for-8 mark from the charity stripe.

Colorado College led 11-6 early in the first quarter, but seven unanswered in a little more than three minutes pushed the deficit to double digits. Katie Waters, who scored 10 points off the bench, started the run with as layup with 4:21 left. Both teams went scoreless the next two minutes before Kali Place hit a layup and Christina Bowman hit a triple.

Bowman finished the game with 10 points. Danielle Davis added 19 points and Katie Wirth added 11 rebounds, eight assists and two steals against only two turnovers. The Tigers, who made 6-for-8 from downtown in the first half, only shot one from distance (a miss) in the second half. They finished the game 23-for-57 (40.4 percent) from the field.

The Ladies finish the season series with Colorado College at the Gold Dome Sunday, January 3, at noon.