Ladies Fall to Dallas, 87-67
Sophomore Samantha Lyons (19) and senior Briana Edwards (18) both reached double-digit in scoring for the Ladies.
Ladies Fall to Dallas, 87-67
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Centenary College (6-10 (1-5))
University of Dallas (6-8 (2-3))
1/16/2016 | Maher Center (Irving, TX) | Attendance: 146
Centenary College1815191567
University of Dallas2714202687
Stats at a GlanceCENTWBUDWBB
FG Percentage.383 (23-60) .462 (30-65)
3P FG Percentage.273 (3-11) .455 (10-22)
FT Percentage.783 (18-23) .944 (17-18)
Offensive Rebounds1517
Defensive Rebounds1824
Total Rebounds3341
Bench Points412
Statistical LeadersCENTWBUDWBB
PointsSamantha Lyons - 19
Seana Stoia - 27
ReboundsBriana Edwards - 10
Michelle DeCoud - 12
AssistsSamantha Lyons - 2
Jasmine Morris - 2
Briana Edwards - 2
Holly Tonry - 6
StealsBriana Edwards - 3
Holly Tonry - 2
Michelle DeCoud - 2
BlocksBriana Edwards - 3
Michelle DeCoud - 3

IRVING, Texas – The Ladies were able to cut a double-digit deficit to two in the third quarter, but the Lady Crusaders pulled away in the fourth as Centenary (6-10, 1-5 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell to Dallas (6-8, 2-3 SCAC) 87-67 Saturday night, January 16.

Centenary trailed 45-35 early in the third quarter, but a 12-4 run cut the deficit to just two. Sophomore Samantha Lyons, who scored a career best 19 points, made a triple. Lyons finished the game 3-for-4 beyond the arc.

Dallas answered with a layup, but freshman Jasmine Morris hit a pair from the line. Junior DeiAnna Hall made a layup, but the home team countered with a pair of free throws.

Senior Briana Edwards added a layup and Hall hit a pair from the line to cut the deficit to 49-47 with 5:56 left in the third. Hall finished the game with 17 points on 5-for-7 shooting while Edwards tallied her sixth double-double with a season best 18 points and 10 boards.

The Ladies trailed by 10 with 3:23 left in the first quarter, but scored seven unanswered to pull within a possession. Lyons hit a triple and Hall added a jumper and layup, but Dallas countered with an 8-2 run of its own to close out the quarter.

Both teams shot better than 44 percent from the field in the first half, but the Lady Crusaders held Centenary to 30 percent in the second half while shooting better than 48 percent to pull away for the win. The Lady Crusaders made 30-for-65 (46.2 percent) of its shots, compared to 23-for-60 (38.3 percent) for the Ladies.

The Maroon and White pulled within seven in the fourth, but an 11-2 run by Dallas pushed the lead to double-digits for good. Sammi Tso hit a triple and Michelle DeCoud hit a pair from the line. Holly Tonry hit a jumper, but junior Linda Gomez Gil added a fastbreak layup to try and stem the momentum. However, Caitlyn Worry answered back with her own fastbreak layup and Seana Stoia hit a layup as Dallas led 74-58 with five left in the contest.

Stoia led the Lady Crusaders with 27 points on 10-for-15 shooting, including hitting both shots from distance and all five free throws. DeCoud added the double-double with 19 points and 12 boards.

Centenary returns to action Friday, January 22, when it takes on Southwestern. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m.