Sophomore Savanah Doty Case Study

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Ladies Fall Short in Attempt to Shake Up SCAC Standings, Lose in OT to Conference Leader
SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies overcame a five-point, fourth quarter deficit to tie the game, but the Maroon and White went 1-for-5 from the line down the stretch in regulation and the Bulldogs pulled away in overtime as Centenary (5-13, 1-5 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) lost to conference-leading Texas Lutheran 76-68 Sunday afternoon, January 22.
Down four with three minutes left in regulation, sophomore Savanah Doty hit a three. After a Texas Lutheran turnover, Doty was fouled on a three-point attempt. However, she could only connect on the last one. Sophomore Jasmine Morris, who scored a game-best 23 points, missed two from the charity stripe
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The Ladies trailed by as much as eight in the first quarter and by seven heading in to the second quarter, but seven unanswered tied the game. Morris hit a pair from the line, sophomore Essa Badon canned a triple, and Morris made a layup.
Texas Lutheran scored the next five, but another seven unanswered gave Centenary its first lead of the game. Morris and freshman Deunya Small made layups and junior Peyton Hurst hit a fastbreak triple with 5:18 left in the second. Centenary never trailed the rest of the half.
Small scored 10 points and grabbed 10 boards for her second double-double of the season. She added four blocks and four steals. Doty added 13 points on a 4-for-5 mark from downtown.
Centenary led 42-37 midway through the third quarter until Texas Lutheran scored 11 straight. Savannah Hight converted a three-point play and Kasey Hairell hit a pair from the line to tie the game. Hairell made a layup, Madison Ray added a fastbreak layup off a steal, and Bailey Champion hit a jumper.
Doty answered with a fastbreak three, and Centenary trialed 50-47 heading to the
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