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Bowers, Moore, Fox earn All-MSC accolades

Staff Reports • Mar 1, 2017 at 8:20 PM

Cumberland senior Nicole Bowers was voted first team All-Mid-South Conference and seniors Taliah Moore and Julia Fox were both named second team All-MSC, as voted on by the leagues’ coaches and released Wednesday night at the pre-tournament banquet for the Mid-South Conference Championships that will begin Thursday in Frankfort, Ky.

Bowers averages 14.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, ranking fourth in the Mid-South in points and leading the league in rebounding. She also ranks fifth nationally in total rebounds per game. The Nashville native has 18 double-figure scoring games in 23 contests, including five games with 20-plus points and one 30-point outing. She posted 17.5 points and 13.4 rebounds through the first 12 games of the year before a foot injury slowed her senior campaign.

Moore ranks second on the squad with 13.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 2016-17. She is ranked eighth in the Mid-South in scoring and rebounding while leading the Phoenix with 19 games in double figures. The Defuniak Springs, Fla., native has recorded five double-doubles as well while 43 percent of her rebounds this season (71-of-166) have come on the offensive glass, where Cumberland averages 13.4 boards per game.

Fox averages 10.3 points and 1.4 assists per game, netting double-digits in 12 games. The Lebanon native ranks fifth in the Mid-South in 3-pointers made (58) and fourth in 3-pointers per game (2.32) while shooting 36 percent from behind the arc this season. She netted a career-high 24 points, 20 of those in the second half, last Saturday against fifth-ranked Shawnee State.

Cumberland will open the conference tournament at 5 p.m. CST Thursday against third-ranked Lindsey Wilson.

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