Ladies declaw Colorado College
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Centenary College (6-17, 5-9 SCAC)
Colorado College (4-19, 4-9 SCAC)
2/9/2013 | Colorado Springs, CO (Reid Arena) | Attendance: 199
Centenary College333871
Colorado College213657
Stats at a GlanceCCWBCCW
FG Percentage.350 (21-60) .338 (23-68)
3P FG Percentage.316 (6-19) .462 (6-13)
FT Percentage.793 (23-29) .294 (5-17)
Offensive Rebounds1514
Defensive Rebounds3825
Total Rebounds5339
Bench Points1013
Statistical LeadersCCWBCCW
PointsVashni Sharp-Moore - 23
Kalli Kemling - 14
Courtney Tyus - 14
ReboundsBrianna Edwards - 16
Marissa Gradoz - 9
AssistsVashni Sharp-Moore - 6
Marissa Gradoz - 3
StealsVashni Sharp-Moore - 3
Kalli Kemling - 3
BlocksVashni Sharp-Moore - 1
Rebecca Thompson - 1
Kalli Kemling - 1
Courtney Tyus - 1

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Centenary women’s basketball team posted an impressive, 71-57 victory over Colorado College on Saturday evening at Reid Arena. The win gave the Maroon and White the three-game season series against the Tigers.

The victory improves Centenary to 6-17 on the season and 5-9 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action. Colorado College falls to 4-19 and 4-9 in the SCAC.

Vashni Sharp-Moore scored a game-high 23 points to lead a trio of Ladies in scoring. Briana Edwards added 18 points and 16 rebounds for her team-best, sixth double-double season. Dionecia Warr chimed in 12 points.

Centenary led all but a minute and a half of the contest to avenge a 56-48 setback the night prior. The Ladies hit 35 percent of their shots in the contest, including 31 percent from behind the arc. The Maroon and White connected of 23-of-29 of its shots from the free throw line – its third highest percentage this season and best since Dec. 30 at Birmingham-Southern.

Leading 33-21 at the half, Centenary opened the second stanza with an 11-2 run to extend its lead to 21 points with 13:39 to play in the contest. A Rhonda Martin, 3-pointer placed the Ladies up by 20-plus points. Less than a minute later the freshman gave the Ladies their largest lead at 22 points with her second trey of the night.

Centenary grabbed its first double figure lead with 8:40 remaining before the half on a jumper by Edwards. The Tigers reached into the lead pulling within 25-18 at the 6:45 mark. The two squads then went cold for over three minutes from the field until Sharp-Moore drained one of the Ladies’ four, 3-pointers to snap the drought. Caitlyn Gentry followed with a trey of her own to push the Maroon and White’s lead out 31-18 with just more than 2:30 to play until the break.

Colorado College placed three in double figures with Courtney Tyus and Kalli Kemling tying for the team lead with 14 points. Marissa Gradoz added 12 points in the loss.

The Tigers shot 46 percent from behind the arc in the decision and finished the night just under 34 percent from the field. The Black and Gold connected on under 30 percent of its shots from the charity stripe.

Centenary returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 16 as the Ladies host Austin College in the regular season finale. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.