Ladies Fall Short in Attempt to Shake Up SCAC Standings, Lose in OT to Conference Leader
Shreveport native, freshman Deunya Small, recorded her second double-double of the season.
Ladies Fall Short in Attempt to Shake Up SCAC Standings, Lose in OT to Conference Leader
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Texas Lutheran (14-4, 6-1 SCAC)
Centenary (LA) (5-13, 1-6 SCAC)
1/22/2017 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 167
1st2nd3rd4th1OT Final
Texas Lutheran181022141276
Centenary (LA)11181817468
Stats at a GlanceTLUWOMCENTWB
FG Percentage.372 (29-78) .433 (26-60)
3P FG Percentage.250 (2-8) .556 (10-18)
FT Percentage.727 (16-22) .429 (6-14)
Offensive Rebounds2312
Defensive Rebounds2225
Total Rebounds4537
Bench Points1720
Statistical LeadersTLUWOMCENTWB
PointsKristen Lye - 20
Jasmine Morris - 23
ReboundsKristen Lye - 15
Deunya Small - 10
AssistsSavannah Hight - 4
Jasmine Morris - 4
StealsSavannah Hight - 7
Deunya Small - 4
BlocksSavannah Hight - 2
Kristen Lye - 2
Deunya Small - 4

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies overcame a five-point, fourth quarter deficit to tie the game, but the Maroon and White went 1-for-5 from the line down the stretch in regulation and the Bulldogs pulled away in overtime as Centenary (5-13, 1-5 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) lost to conference-leading Texas Lutheran 76-68 Sunday afternoon, January 22.

Down four with three minutes left in regulation, sophomore Savanah Doty hit a three. After a Texas Lutheran turnover, Doty was fouled on a three-point attempt. However, she could only connect with the last one. Sophomore Jasmine Morris, who scored a game-best 23 points, missed two from the charity stripe down the stretch as both teams failed to score the final 2:18 to send the game to overtime. Morris picked up a steal with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter, but her layup with a second left was blocked by the Bulldogs’ Kristin Lye.

With Centenary down by two in overtime, Lye made a layup and Bailey Champion made a fastbreak layup while being fouled with 53 seconds left for Texas Lutheran. The visitors split from the line with 23 seconds left for the final eight-point margin.

While Centenary shot 43.3 percent (26-for-60) for the game, including 50 percent (13-for-26) in the second half, it could not overcome 28 turnovers and 31 points off miscues surrendered.

The Ladies trailed by as much as eight in the first quarter and by seven heading into the second quarter, but seven unanswered tied the game. Morris hit a pair from the line, sophomore Essa Badon canned a triple, and Morris made a layup.

Texas Lutheran scored the next five, but another seven unanswered gave Centenary its first lead of the game. Morris and freshman Deunya Small made layups and junior Peyton Hurst hit a fastbreak triple with 5:18 left in the second. Centenary never trailed the rest of the half.

Small scored 10 points and grabbed 10 boards for her second double-double of the season. She added four blocks and four steals. Doty added 13 points on a 4-for-5 mark from downtown.

Centenary led 42-37 midway through the third quarter until Texas Lutheran scored 11 straight. Savannah Hight converted a three-point play and Kasey Hairell hit a pair from the line to tie the game. Hairell made a layup, Madison Ray added a fastbreak layup off a steal, and Bailey Champion hit a jumper.

Doty answered with a fastbreak three, and Centenary trailed 50-47 heading to the fourth.

Texas Lutheran was led by Lye’s 20 points and 15 boards. Hight added 17 points and seven steals, while Champion chipped in 13. Hairell came off the bench for 10 points and eight boards.

Centenary returns to action Friday, January 27. Tip against Southwestern in set for 5:30 p.m. in Georgetown, Texas.