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Lady Bulldogs hammer Hannibal
Dec 18, 2006 12:00 am
Two days after holding serve at No. 14 in the NAIA poll, Cumberland's women put together almost identical halves in an 83-54 hammering of Hannibal LaGrange on Friday in the Nationwide Classic at the Dallas Floyd Center.
The Lady Bulldogs won the first half 41-27 and the second 42-27 as they breezed to their eighth win in nine outings.
And they did it without a single player scoring in double figures. Julianna Fernandes and Mariel Ruis each notched nine points for Cumberland while C'Kala Humes, Kari Maddox, Renae Williams, Isabell Cunico and Kiana Robinson each added eight; Kristin Kirkland seven, Tomika Hall six, Ewa Bukowska five, Keisha Forrest and Lauren Dugger three apiece and Ashley Cross a free throw.
Megan Martin managed a game-high 18 for Hannibal LaGrange.
The Lady Bulldogs controlled the glass 44-36 as Hall secured seven caroms for Cumberland.
CU will wrap up the Classic at 4 p.m. today as they wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule against Wilberforce, which fell to No. 17 Trevecca 82-47 earlier Friday.
Bulldogs get NAIA votes, win over Tennessee Temple
Cumberland's men celebrated getting a few votes in the NAIA poll by toppling Tennessee Temple 77-63 Friday night in the Nationwide Classic at the Dallas Floyd Center.
The Bulldogs, off to a 7-2 start, picked up 13 points, good for 35th place in the poll.
They jumped to a 36-31 halftime lead despite 56-percent shooting by Temple. But Cumberland was cooking in the second half, hitting almost 60 percent to pull away.
Thomas Douglas dropped in three 3-pointers on his way to 23 points for Cumberland while DeCorey Young collected 18. Desmond Rhodes, Aurimas Silys and Rodney James each added eight while Maurice Johnson finished with five, Channing Tucker three and Joseph Northington and Devin Bufford two apiece.
Elamr Kuli-Zade threw in three triples on his way to 17 points for Temple while Tony Ervin tossed in 10.
Young yanked down 10 rebounds as Cumberland controlled the boards 39-31. The Bulldogs' Young and Temple's Kuli-Zade each finished with five assists.
Cumberland will take on No. 21 McKendree at 6 p.m. tonight in the Floyd Center as the Bulldogs wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule.