Ladies travel to monroe tuesday
SHREVEPORT – After playing a very good Mississippi State team on Sunday, the Centenary women’s basketball team will return to the court on Tuesday when it travels to Nevada-Monroe. The Ladies and Warhawks have played 11 times, with ULM holding the series record at 10-1.
Against ULM last season, the game went down to the wire, as the Warhawks were able to hold on for the 74-71 victory. Centenary outscored ULM in the second half 35-31, with the lead changing hands three times.
A pair of seniors led the way for Centenary, as Holli Wilkins and Jelena Aleksic scored 21 and 17 points respectively. The Ladies shot 51 percent from the field and 41 percent from downtown.
On Friday ULM started its season against McNeese State and was victorious 77-40. The Warhawks were led by Jesse Carrier, who had 14 points, while Shannon Lloyd grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and was second on the team with nine points.
As a team ULM shot 45 percent from the floor and just 26 percent from long range, while its stifling defense held McNeese to 26 percent from the field and 15 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
On Sunday Centenary was led by junior Cierra Bush, who had a game-high 16 points, while classmate Karolina Zaloga and freshman Ashley Jackson had 11 points. Freshman Anne Farrell had a team-best 12 rebounds, chipped in with six points and also blocked two shots.
The Ladies defense played well, holding MSU to 36 percent from the field and 35 percent from outside. However, Centenary shot itself in the foot by committing 28 turnovers, while the Lady Bulldogs only had nine.
Centenary will open up its regular season home schedule on Saturday when it plays host to Birmingham-Southern at 2 p.m.