Dec. 4, 2006
SHREVEPORT, La. -
The Lamar University women's basketball returns to the road Tuesday night, taking on the Centenary Ladies at the Gold Dome in Shreveport, La., at 7:00, in the first of four consecutive road games.
The Lady Cardinals and Centenary meet for the fourth time Tuesday night, as the Lady Cardinals hold a 3-0 advantage in the all-time series. The last time the two teams met, Lamar posted a 78-47 win during the 2004-05 season.
Lamar heads into the game with a 3-4 record, on the heels of a 73-51 win over the Belhaven Lady Blazers at the Montagne Center, Saturday night. Prior to knocking out Belhaven, the Lady Cards lost to the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday and beat LSU-Shreveport 59-53 the previous Saturday.
The Lady Cardinals offense is led by freshman forward Brittney Williams who is averaging 12.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Seniors LaToya Carson and Alexis Timpone have averaged 11.5 and 9.3 points per game and junior Shaquita Coffey poured in 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in her first game of the year against Belhaven.
Centenary enters Tuesday night's contest with a 1-8 overall record, having dropped six straight games. They lost their last game 85-48 to Southland Conference member Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night. Centenary has played three teams from the SLC, beating Nicholls State 79-66 and falling to SFA and Northwestern State. The Lady Demons of Northwestern defeated Centenary 71-61.
The Ladies are led by Holli Wilkins who is averaging 12.2 points per contest, while Jelena Aleksic is averaging 10.7 points per game.
After Tuesday night's game, the Lady Cardinals are off for the rest of the week, not taking the court again until Wednesday December 13 when they take on IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind. at 7 p.m.