Centenary jumped out to a quick lead Sunday in search for its first win this season, but Schreiner (Texas) warmed up in the second half and ran away with a 75-54 win.
The Ladies (0-15, 0-6 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) held the Lady Mountaineers to 22 percent shooting in the first half, but Schreiner used its superior size to crash the boards and shoot 47 percent in the second half.
Centenary shot 31 percent for the game.
“We’re young, but we’re getting better,” said Centenary coach Kristen Davis, who sometimes uses a lineup of four freshmen and one sophomore. “We still have problems with our decision-making, but they are coming in every day and working hard.
“We didn’t rebound well tonight (Schreiner won 52-36 on the boards), and that hurt us.”
Sophomore post Briana Edwards was the only Lady in double figures with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting. The rest of the Ladies shot a combined 12-of-47 (26 percent) from the floor.
For Schreiner (9-9, 4-3), 6-foot-1 Lindsey Peterson was a difficult matchup, scoring 26 points including three 3-pointers and nine rebounds. Kelsie Jackson added 19 points and eight rebounds.
“There is one other post in the league who can step out like she can, but she’s pretty unique and is a mismatch,” Davis said. “But our defense was OK.
“We have to be more consistent on offense and play with more confidence, but that comes with experience.”
Centenary started the game on a 9-2 run behind five points from freshman DeiAnna Hall (eight points), and the Ladies battled Schreiner to a 15-15 at the 11-minute mark. But Schreiner ended the half on a 14-8 run and quickly pushed the lead to 40-28 in the first five minutes of the second half.
The Ladies travel to Texas Lutheran (13-5, 5-2) this coming Friday and head to Schreiner on Sunday.