Ladies Come Up Short against #12 Trinity, 67-59
Sophomore Jasmine Morris grabbed a career best 12 boards while adding 13 points for her fourth double-double of her collegiate career.
Ladies Come Up Short against #12 Trinity, 67-59
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Trinity University (22-1, 11-1 SCAC)
Centenary (LA) (6-18, 2-11 SCAC)
2/11/2017 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 67
Trinity University2312122067
Centenary (LA)1219181059
Stats at a GlanceTUWCENTWB
FG Percentage.351 (20-57) .344 (22-64)
3P FG Percentage.174 (4-23) .286 (8-28)
FT Percentage.657 (23-35) .636 (7-11)
Offensive Rebounds1012
Defensive Rebounds2931
Total Rebounds3943
Bench Points2512
Statistical LeadersTUWCENTWB
PointsGrace Horn - 16
Jasmine Morris - 13
Deunya Small - 13
ReboundsElizabeth Balido - 9
Jasmine Morris - 12
AssistsAllison Staley - 5
Jasmine Morris - 6
StealsAllison Staley - 3
DeiAnna Hall - 2
Deunya Small - 2
BlocksJasmine Morris - 1
Savanah Doty - 1
Deunya Small - 1

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies fell behind by 11 early, rallied to outscore the Tigers in the second and third quarters, but fell short in the fourth as Centenary (6-18, 2-11 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) lost to #12 Trinity (22-1, 11-1 SCAC) Saturday night, February 11.

Down 40-35 in the third, the Ladies went on a 13-4 run to take its largest lead of the game. Sophomore Jasmine Morris hit a jumper and junior Peyton Hurst made a layup off a missed three. Trinity made a pair from the line, but freshman Deunya Small made a layup. After a jumper from Trinity’s Grace Horn, Centenary scored seven unanswered.

The spurt to give the Ladies the lead started when Small grabbed an offensive board and kicked out to Morris for the game-tying three. Hurst and senior DeiAnna Hall made layups to give Centenary a 48-44 lead with 57 seconds left in the third quarter.

Morris and Small both led the Ladies with 13 points, while Morris added a career best 12 rebounds for her fourth career double-double. Hurst added 12 points. Centenary held a 43-39 edge on the boards after being out-rebounded last month in San Antonio.

The Maroon and White trailed 23-12 after one, but opened up the second with an 8-1 run to pull within four in the second quarter. Morris and freshman Essa Badon hit triples to cut the deficit to five. Ashley Alexander split from the line for Trinity, but senior Linda Gomez Gil scored a second-chance layup to cut the deficit to four. Later in the quarter, down 31-28, sophomore Savanah Doty hit a triple to tie the game.

Trinity scored the final four points of the first half to take a 35-31 lead into the break.

Tied at eight in the early going, Trinity went on an 8-0 run to double up the Ladies. Micah Weaver converted the tough three while Allison Staley converted the conventional three. Two free throws by Elizabeth Balido put the visitors up eight.

Under a minute, two more from Balido from the charity stripe, a fastbreak layup by Alexander, and a split from the line for Rebecca Gordon gave the Tigers an 11-point lead after the first quarter.

With Centenary up 53-47 in the fourth quarter, Trinity used a 12-0 run to take the lead for good. Balido made a layup and Monica Holguin sank a three. Rachel Chazez made a jumper, and two from the line from both Holguin and Chavez gave the visitors a 59-53 lead with 4:30 left in the game.

Horn led Trinity with 16 points, while Balido came off the bench for 14. Holguin added 12 points for the Tigers.

Centenary will conclude the regular season next Saturday, February 18, against Austin College. Tip is scheduled for 4 p.m.