Reversal of Fortunes Leads Ladies past Colorado College, 76-56
Sophomore Samantha Lyons tallied career highs in both points (17) and rebounds (seven). (Photo courtesy of Nelson Chenault)
Reversal of Fortunes Leads Ladies past Colorado College, 76-56
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Colorado College (2-11, 1-1 SCAC)
Centenary (6-6, 1-1 SCAC)
1/3/2016 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 117
Colorado College138161956
Stats at a GlanceCCWCENTWB
FG Percentage.298 (17-57) .379 (22-58)
3P FG Percentage.222 (4-18) .333 (5-15)
FT Percentage.750 (18-24) .730 (27-37)
Offensive Rebounds1417
Defensive Rebounds1926
Total Rebounds3343
Bench Points2323
Statistical LeadersCCWCENTWB
PointsDanielle Davis - 11
Samantha Lyons - 17
ReboundsCasey Torbet - 6
TEAM - 6
Briana Edwards - 10
AssistsCasey Torbet - 3
Jasmine Morris - 3
StealsKatie Wirth - 2
Molly Gillis - 2
Danielle Davis - 2
DeiAnna Hall - 4
BlocksChristina Bowman - 1
Katie Wirth - 1
Francesca Cendali - 1
Kali Place - 1
Katie Waters - 1
Briana Edwards - 2

SHREVEPORT, La. – After being outshot, outrebounded and down by double-digits most of the game yesterday, the Ladies flipped the script on the Tigers.

The Maroon and White made nearly 38 percent of its shots and won the rebounding battle, 43-33, as Centenary (6-6, 1-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) won its first conference game in the three seasons, 76-56, against Colorado College (2-11, 1-1 SCAC) Sunday afternoon.

Trailing 9-7, the Ladies used a 14-1 in the middle of the first quarter to push the lead to double-digits for good. Senior Briana Edwards, who finished with her fourth-straight double-double with 12 points and 10 boards, tied the game at nine with 6:08 left in the first. Junior DeiAnna Hall poked the ball free and went to the hoop for a fastbreak layup. In successive possessions, sophomore Samatha Lyons made a layup, and triple and a fastbreak hoop to push the Centenary lead to 18-9 with 3:27 left.

Colorado College split from the line, but Hall hit a pair and senior Rebecca Thompson split from the line as Centenary led 21-10 with 1:34 left in the first quarter.

An 11-2 run in the final three minutes of the first half pushed the lead to 43-21 at break. Edwards hit a pair from the line to start the run. After a defensive stand, freshman Savanah Doty hit a triple to up the lead to 18. Casey Torbet tried to stem the tide for Colorado College with a layup, but Thompson answered with a layup. Junior Linda Gomez Gil and freshman Sheridan Smith both hit a pair from the charity stripe to end the first stanza.

Centenary shot 12-29 (41.4 percent) from the field, including 4-for-6 (67.7 percent) from downtown, in racing out to a 22-point halftime lead. The Maroon and White shot 22-for-58 (37.9 percent) for the game.

Lyons shot 7-for-9 from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc, to finish with season bests in points (17) and rebounds (seven).

After only two points through three quarters, eight points and five rebounds from Gomez Gil in the fourth helped keep the Centenary lead at 20+. With the Ladies up 26, Gomez Gil took a pass from Edwards and made the layup while being fouled for an old-fashioned three. Colorado College responded with six unanswered, but Gomez Gil grabbed an offensive board and made the putback while again being fouled.

Besides the two old-fashioned threes, Gomez Gil added a jumper in the fourth quarter.

Colorado College, who only made 17-for-57 (29.8 percent) from the field and 4-18 (22.2) from three, ended the game on a 10-2 run for the final 20-point margin. Francesca Cendali hit a triple and Molly Gillis hit a jumper. Gomez Gil added a jumper for the Ladies, but Casey Torbet hit a three for the Tigers. Kate Loy capped the scoring with a fastbreak jumper on a defensive rebound by Gillis.

Danielle Davis scored 11 points for Colorado College while Katie Waters came off the bench for 10 points.

The Ladies return to action Friday, January 8, in the Gold Dome against Schreiner at 8 p.m.