Women's Basketball Gets Third Victory of the Season at Centenary

Women's Basketball Gets Third Victory of the Season at Centenary

SHREVEPORT, La. – Briona Green hits 24 points and Kyla Temple scores 23 to lead the Owls women's basketball team in a 61-50 victory over Centenary College of Louisiana on Saturday afternoon.

Senior forward My'Neka Frazier once again led the Owls in rebounds bringing down 14 boards. She also added four assists, three blocks, and four points to the effort. Autumn Taylor and Christianna Harris tied for a team-high six rebounds.

The W improved to 3-8 on the season in Saturday's win inside the Gold Dome. From the field, the Owls went 24-for-59 (40.7 percent) while holding the Ladies to 18-for-63 (28.6 percent). In three-point range, The W hit 7-of-16 (43.8 percent) and Centenary went 5-for-27 (18.5 percent). The Owls struggled at the free-throw line hitting only 6 of 12 (50.0 percent) while the Ladies sank 9 of 13 (69.2 percent).

"The hometown players came up big today," said head coach Drew Johnson. "Briona caught fire from deep early, and kept hitting big shots from out there when we needed them most. Kyla had another great performance on the block, and gave us some big buckets down the stretch."

"Autumn and Christianna also played massive roles in this win," Johnson continued. "Christianna did a great job of controlling the pace of the game, and getting us into our sets. When the pressure came, she did not falter. Autumn did a lot of things that won't light up the stat sheet, but she did the little things that helped us win. A good pass here, a steal there, a key rebound here, and a big free throw there. You add all of those up, and they make a huge difference."

After a four-game week, the Owls will have three days off before traveling to Mt Berry, Ga. to take on Berry College on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Tip-off is set for 6 PM ET/ 5 PM CT.