Ladies Basketball Pulls Away Late for 63-41 win against Johnson and Wales
Sophomore Deunya Small made 4-of-5 shots from the field in the game (Photo courtesy of Curt Youngblood).
Ladies Basketball Pulls Away Late for 63-41 win against Johnson and Wales
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Johnson & Wales (CO) (1-9)
Centenary (LA) (1-5)
12/1/2017 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 127
Johnson & Wales (CO)135101341
Centenary (LA)1814112063
Stats at a GlanceJWUWBB17CENTWB
FG Percentage.294 (15-51) .313 (21-67)
3P FG Percentage.182 (2-11) .235 (4-17)
FT Percentage.346 (9-26) .586 (17-29)
Offensive Rebounds914
Defensive Rebounds3435
Total Rebounds4349
Bench Points727
Statistical LeadersJWUWBB17CENTWB
PointsBrianna Aluya - 15
Jasmine Morris - 13
ReboundsBrianna Aluya - 8
Ashlea Carothers - 8
Haylee Washington - 9
AssistsSalma Oros - 3
Jasmine Morris - 5
StealsSalma Oros - 3
Haylee Washington - 5
BlocksAndromeda Sales - 1
Salma Oros - 1
Ashlea Carothers - 1
Savanah Doty - 3

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies led for all but three minutes of the game en route to a 22-point win as Centenary (1-5) beat future Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference member Johnson and Wales (1-9) 63-41 Friday night, December 1.

While Centenary led by five after one, a 14-5 edge in the second quarter gave the Ladies a double-digit halftime lead. Leading 19-15, a 13-2 run pushed the lead to 15. Freshman Kayla King added a pair of baskets and classmate Darelzray Bellard brought the lead to double-digits with a jumper. Johnson and Wales made a layup for its only points during the run, but sophomore Deunya Small and freshman Haylee Washington made jumpers. Freshman Ethany Cosby, King, and sophomore Jasmine Morris each split from the line to up the lead to 32-17.

Small came off the bench for Centenary with eight points on 4-for-5 shooting. King also came off the bench for 10 points and seven boards, as Centenary took advantage of a 27-7 advantage in points off the bench.

Johnson and Wales briefly cut the Ladies lead back to single-digits in the third, but a quick seven points in a minute brought the Centenary advantage to double-digits for good. Morris hit a jumper and junior Savanah Doty made a fastbreak three. Morris added a layup to put Centenary ahead 41-25 with 3:19 left in the third quarter.

Morris finished the game with 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Washington also turned in a solid all-around game with nine points, nine rebounds, five steals, and two blocks.

Johnson and Wales took a brief 3-0 lead to begin the game with Brianna Aluya splitting from the line and a Salma Oros layup, but a pair from the charity stripe and a layup by Morris put Centenary in the lead. Both teams went back-and-forth until tied at six. Senior Samantha Lyons and Bellard made back-to-back threes for Centenary to give the home team the lead for good.

Aluya led all scorers with 15 for the Wildcats, while Andromeda Sales added 11.

Centenary returns to action Thursday, December 7, when it hosts LeTourneau. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.