Lake Charles, La. – The Centenary women's basketball team will open its 2019-20 season on Friday as the Ladies face the McNeese Cowgirls at 6:30 p.m. at the H&HP Complex.
Live stats and live video for Friday's game are available at www.mcneesesports.com.
The Ladies, led by second-year head coach Jason Schmitz, were picked to finish seventh in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for the 2019-20 season. Centenary, 8-17 overall a season ago, posted a 6-10 mark in SCAC play, its most conference wins in a single season in the division III era. Centenary opens the regular season at home on Sunday, Nov. 10 against Hendrix at 1 p.m.
McNeese fell 80-61 on Tuesday at SMU in its season opener. The two teams last met in December of 2014 in Lake Charles. The Ladies will also face Grambling in an exhibition game on Wednesday, Nov. 13 on the road at 7 p.m.
Centenary will play 12 home games with nine of those being SCAC contests. The Ladies will play on the road 13 times with nine of those being SCAC games and four non-conference games. The Maroon and White finish off the month of November with road games at Mississippi University for Women (Nov. 22), Belhaven (Nov. 23), and Hardin-Simmons (Nov. 30).
The Ladies play at LeTourneau on Dec. 7 and then return home on Dec. 14 to face Mississippi University for Women for the second time. The Ladies open SCAC play on the road at Austin College on Friday, Dec. 20 and welcome Colorado College to town on Sunday, Dec. 29 for their first conference home game. Centenary finishes the regular season with three straight home games against St. Thomas (Feb. 14), Austin College (Feb. 21), and the University of Dallas (Feb. 22). The SCAC tournament is set for Feb. 28-March 1 in Kerrville, Texas hosted by Schreiner University.
Centenary features essentially a brand new roster this season with only four returnees. Junior forward Bre Frierson, a local product from Evangel, looks to build on an outstanding sophomore season in which she was an all-conference selection and will be a leader with a roster featuring nine newcomers. Frierson finished first in FG% in conference play and was also top 10 in the country over the entire season.
The roster also features three transfers: Tacoya Allen (Texas A&M International), Jennae Mayberry (Santa Barbara City College), and Alex Williams (Bossier Parish Community College) that will all be counted on for production. The roster also features five true freshmen.
A link to the complete schedule is available here: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/wbkb/2019-20/schedule
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