Late Run Gives Ladies Key Win against Colorado College, 60-52
Junior Payton Hurst grabbed a career-best nine rebounds in the win.
Late Run Gives Ladies Key Win against Colorado College, 60-52
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Centenary (LA) (6-15, 2-8 SCAC)
Colorado College (2-19, 1-9 SCAC)
2/3/2017 | Colorado Springs, CO (Reid Arena) | Attendance: 247
Centenary (LA)1310172060
Colorado College159161252
Stats at a GlanceCENTWBCCW
FG Percentage.358 (19-53) .297 (19-64)
3P FG Percentage.211 (4-19) .214 (3-14)
FT Percentage.581 (18-31) .550 (11-20)
Offensive Rebounds1321
Defensive Rebounds2927
Total Rebounds4248
Bench Points1115
Statistical LeadersCENTWBCCW
PointsJasmine Morris - 19
Korbyn Ukasick - 19
ReboundsPeyton Hurst - 9
Nia Duplain - 13
AssistsDeiAnna Hall - 4
Casey Torbet - 2
Nia Duplain - 2
Jordan Meltzer - 2
Kaylyn Radtke - 2
StealsDeiAnna Hall - 3
Peyton Hurst - 3
Nia Duplain - 2
Christina Bowman - 2
Kaylyn Radtke - 2
BlocksPeyton Hurst - 5
Kaylyn Radtke - 1
Evan Underbrink - 1

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies went to Colorado looking for a critical Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win and a sweep of the Tigers. It took a late run, but mission accomplished.

The Maroon and White used a 10-2 run and hit 7-of-8 from the line down the stretch as Centenary (6-15, 2-8 SCAC) moved into the final spot for the Conference Tournament thanks to a 60-52 victory against Colorado College (2-19, 1-9 SCAC).

Down 48-43 with 4:37 left, junior Peyton Hurst dialed it up from long range. After a Tigers turnover, freshman Deunya Small tied the game on a dime from sophomore Jasmine Morris. Korbyn Ukasick hit a jumper with 3:36 left in the contest, the final Colorado College field goal of the game, but she committed a foul. Morris hit both from the line to tie the game.

In the final three minutes, Colorado College missed three shots, committed two turnovers, and went 2-for-6 from the line. Conversely, Centenary went 10-for-12 from the line to end the game to claim the victory.

Morris led Centenary with 19 points, while sophomore Savanah Doty added 13. Hurst narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. She added five blocks and three steals.

As both teams made 19 field goals, tallied 26 points in the paint, recorded 12 points off turnovers, and scored 14 second-chance points, the difference came from the charity stripe. Centenary went 18-for-31­ (58.1 percent) compared to 11-for-20 (55 percent) for the home team.

Doty and Morris teamed up for the first eight points of the game as Centenary led 8-0 in the first two minutes. Colorado College countered with a 13-1 run to regain the lead. Evan Underbrink made a layup and Kali Place hit a jumper. Payton Katich added a few from the charity stripe, but Morris split from the line for the Ladies. Two jumpers from Ukasick and a three from Christina Bowman put the home team up four with 2:14 left in the first quarter.

Neither team had more than a brief 5-point lead the rest of the game until Centenary got hot from the free throw line at the end of the game.

While Colorado College led by two after the first quarter, Centenary outscored them by one each of the next two quarters to tie the score after three.

Ukasick led Colorado College with 19, while no one else for the Tigers reached double-digits.

Centenary could put themselves two games up with three games left with a win Sunday, February 5, at Dallas. Tip is scheduled for noon.