Edwards Breaks Block Record, Ladies Rally Past Dallas, 54-50
Senior Brianna Edwards blocked seven shots in the game to break the single-season blocks record. She holds the Ladies career record in blocks (192) and rebounds (914).
Edwards Breaks Block Record, Ladies Rally Past Dallas, 54-50
Sunday, February 7, 2016
University of Dallas (8-13, 3-8 SCAC)
at
Centenary (8-14, 3-9 SCAC)
2/7/2016 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 107
1st2nd3rd4thFinal
University of Dallas117161650
Centenary141272154
Stats at a GlanceUDWBBCENTWB
FG Percentage.351 (20-57) .308 (16-52)
3P FG Percentage.412 (7-17) .267 (4-15)
FT Percentage.429 (3-7) .600 (18-30)
Offensive Rebounds88
Defensive Rebounds3329
Total Rebounds4137
Turnovers2116
Steals68
Bench Points1719
Statistical LeadersUDWBBCENTWB
PointsMichelle DeCoud - 16
Jasmine Morris - 14
ReboundsMichelle DeCoud - 10
Briana Edwards - 15
AssistsHolly Tonry - 9
Savanah Doty - 2
Jasmine Morris - 2
Rebecca Thompson - 2
StealsHolly Tonry - 3
Jasmine Morris - 3
BlocksMichelle DeCoud - 1
Seana Stoia - 1
Briana Edwards - 7

SHREVEPORT, La. – Holding a team without a field goal for more than 10 minutes will lead to many wins. It also helps when a player records seven blocks.

Senior Shreveport-native Briana Edwards broke the Ladies single-season record in rejections and the Ladies rallied from an early eight-point deficit as Centenary (8-14, 3-9 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) knocked off Dallas (8-13, 3-8 SCAC) 54-50 at the Gold Dome Sunday afternoon (February 7).

With the Maroon and White trailing 46-42 with 4:42 left in the game, Centenary scored nine straight to take the lead for good. Freshman Savanah Doty nailed a fastbreak triple off a freshman Jasmine Morris steal. After a stop, Edwards swatted a shot, grabbed the board and scored 10 seconds later to put the home team in the lead for good. Jackie Landry drove for the Lady Crusaders in an attempt to flip the score, but Edwards stood her ground for her record-breaking rejection with 2:28 left in the game. The block, her 65th of the year, broke the 32-year old Ladies single-season blocks record, held by Penny Brill.

For good measure with Centenary up 54-50 with three seconds left, Edwards blocked a Caitlyn Worry shot and grabbed the board to tie her own record for blocks in a game, set earlier this year against Colorado College. She finished the game with 15 boards, nine points and seven rejections.

Morris, who hit all four free throws taken in the final 2:19 of the game, led the team with 14 points. Doty finished the game with 12 points, including a 3-for-4 mark from downtown.

Centenary trailed 10-2 right out of the gate with 5:33 remaining in the quarter, but a lone free throw by Dallas in the next 10 minutes helped open a Ladies 20-11 advantage. Junior DeiAnna Hall made a layup and Doty hit a triple. Edwards hit a layup, and Morris added a jumper to give Centenary its first lead of the game with about a minute left in the quarter. Seana Stoia tied the game on a free throw for the Lady Crusaders, but Doty hit a deep three at the buzzer on a pass from junior Linda Gomez Gil to give the Maroon and White the 14-11 advantage after one.

Morris and Hall split from the line, Hall made a layup and senior Rebecca Thompson hit a layup to push the lead to nine with 5:17 remaining in the first half. Shelby Waldron ended the Lady Crusaders field goal drought with a jumper, but sophomore Samatha Lyons dialed up from long range and Hall hit a pair of free throws. Centenary led 25-13 with 3:31 left in the first half, its largest lead of the game.

Dallas found its shooting stroke in the third to regain the lead heading in to the final quarter. Rachel Riley hit a three and Nicole Johnson scored off a steal for the fastbreak layup. Morris answered with a layup, but Lindsey Gendron hit back-to-back threes to put Dallas in the lead with 47 seconds left in the third, its first lead since 1:55 left in the first quarter.

Gendron came off the bench for nine points on a 3-for-6 mark from downtown. Michelle DeCoud led Dallas with 16 points and 10 boards.

It was the first time on the season Centenary came-from-behind to win when trailing after three quarters.

Centenary finishes SCAC play on the road next weekend against Trinity and Schreiner.