Tough Third Quarter Drops Ladies Basketball in Season Opener
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
East Texas Baptist (1-0)
Centenary (LA) (0-1)
11/15/2017 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 227
East Texas Baptist818271164
Centenary (LA)151721145
Stats at a GlanceETBUCENTWB
FG Percentage.442 (23-52) .250 (12-48)
3P FG Percentage.643 (9-14) .167 (3-18)
FT Percentage.600 (9-15) .581 (18-31)
Offensive Rebounds916
Defensive Rebounds2622
Total Rebounds3538
Bench Points2611
Statistical LeadersETBUCENTWB
PointsKim Childress - 15
Jasmine Morris - 13
ReboundsMadison McCoy - 6
Kim Childress - 6
Haylee Washington - 9
AssistsSydney Saxton - 3
Savanah Doty - 2
StealsBaylie Lindsey - 4
Kim Childress - 4
Jasmine Morris - 2
Haylee Washington - 2
BlocksDree Roberson - 1
Haylee Washington - 2

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies led by as much as 13 in the first half, but the Tigers used a 27-2 advantage in the third quarter as Centenary (0-1) fell to East Texas Baptist (1-0) 64-45 in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night, November 15.

Tied at 15 early in the second quarter, Centenary scored 13 unanswered while holding East Texas Baptist scoreless for nearly six minutes. Freshman Haylee Washington picked up a hoop and the harm, while junior Savanah Doty hit back-to-back triples. Sophomore Essa Badon hit a three in transition for the only fastbreak points for the Ladies in the game. Freshman Kayla King capped the run when she split from the line as the Ladies led 28-15 with 2:59 left in the first half.

Junior Jasmine Morris led Centenary with 13 points, while Doty added eight. Washington added nine boards and seven points in her first collegiate game.

After East Texas Baptist scored the first basket of the game – its only lead of the first half – Centenary scored eight unanswered and led 8-2 with 5:39 left in the quarter. Morris tied the game on a jumper, and Washington split from the line. Centenary took a six-point lead thanks to four from the line from Morris.

While Centenary led 32-26 at the break, East Texas Baptist countered by holding the Ladies to 4-for-26 (15.4 percent) shooting in the second half. In fact, Centenary went 0-for-12 from the field and 2-for-4 from the charity stripe in the third quarter alone.

Meanwhile, East Texas Baptist shot 8-for-17 and 6-for-7 from three in the third to turn a six-point halftime deficit into a 19-point lead after three.

Kim Childress hit a three right before half for the visitors for momentum, and a Baylie Lindsay three, a Childress jumper, and a fastbreak three from Katie Boren to open the second half gave the Tigers the lead for good. After a Childress layup, the Tigers hit 5-of-6 from the line and Karley McHenry hit a three to push the deficit to double-digits for good.

After freshman Kayla King hit a pair from the line for Centenary, Boren hit three triples to end the quarter for East Texas Baptist.

Childress led East Texas Baptist with 15, while Boren hit all four shots from the field taken – which were three-pointers in the third quarter.

Centenary returns to action this weekend for the annual Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference/Southern Athletic Association challenge, hosted by Austin College in Sherman, Texas. The Ladies battle Millsaps at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, before finishing the weekend Sunday, November 19, against Hendrix at 11 a.m.