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Lady Bulldogs cruise to win No. 20
Jan 29, 2013 4:15 pm
Josette Campbell led all scorers with 14 points and TaCouya Allen and Jessica Pace each netted 11 as No. 7 Cumberland jumped out to a 24-point lead and cruised to a 60-48 victory over Virginia-Wise in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
The Bulldogs (20-1, 11-1) won their seventh straight contest overall and improved to 9-1 at home this season while making 8-of-16 from 3-point range, including three each by Campbell and Allen. Pace added seven rebounds, two assists and two steals and Campbell grabbed six boards.
Cumberland scored 12 of the first 14 points of the game and also put together a 16-7 run late in the first half to take a 34-18 advantage at intermission. Pace scored on a putback, Allen and Campbell nailed trifectas and Yalonda Davis made a steal on one end, then went coast-to-coast for the bucket and the foul as part of an 11-5 spurt midway through the second half to put the Bulldogs ahead 54-30 with 10:55 remaining in the contest.
From there CU lost its intensity and missed a host of shots around the basket, making only 2-of-21 from the field after taking the 24-point edge. The Cavs took advantage, outscoring the home team 18-6 down the stretch. Katie Lester and Chelsea Cluesman each hit 3-pointers to start the run and Cluesman added a three-point play and Lester a layup during the stretch as well.
Cluesman finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for Wise and Christine Nyobe added 10 and six caroms for the visitors.
The Bulldogs started quickly again, scoring 12 of the first 14 points of the game. Allen and Simone Ryan each hit 3-pointers and London Elie and Pace both scored a basket plus a free throw in the first seven minutes of the contest.
Cumberland put together a 16-7 spurt later in the period, starting with a 3-pointer and a putback by Campbell. Allen’s trifecta, the fifth of the period for CU, ended the run, and the Bulldogs took a 34-18 lead to the locker room.
Allen led all scorers with eight points and Ryan netted seven in the half as well, as Cumberland hit 5-of-9 from behind the arc. The Cavs made only 5-of-16 shots from the field, 1-of-6 from 3-point range, and committed 11 turnovers, which CU turned into 11 points.
Cumberland will hit the road this week, taking on No. 13 Georgetown College and formerly No. 25 St. Catharine on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
Bulldog bench leads CU men to win over Virginia-Wise
Cumberland’s bench supplied 39 points in an 88-66 victory over Virginia-Wise Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
Three Bulldog subs contributed big - Daniel McFadden tallied 13 points, Charles Stewart totaled 12 and E.J. Perry chipped in 11.
Creshaun Holt led CU (8-12, 4-8) in scoring with 16 points, with nine of those markers coming successively after the second half started. Holt’s run pushed the Bulldog lead to 17 with 15:48 remaining in the game, and the Bulldogs held control for the rest of the period.
Cumberland shot 61-percent from the field, including a scorching 10-of-16 from the 3-point line. Six Bulldogs hit treys, including three from E.J. Perry and two apiece from Holt and Lester Gude. Cumberland also controlled the paint, outscoring the Cavaliers 44-to-28 and took advantage of Wise’s miscues, collecting 25 points off their 16 turnovers.
Perry’s second 3-pointer of the night put the Bulldogs up 16-11 at the 14:02 mark, and Stewart followed with a jumper to push the lead to seven. A steal by the Cavaliers midway through the first half led to a layup, cutting CU’s advantage to two. Holt hit a 3-pointer the next trip down the floor, and Gude stroked a jumper to put the Bulldogs ahead 28-21.
A shot at the top of the key from Jerret Towns put the Bulldogs up 10 with 36-seconds left in the first half, and a personal and technical foul was called on Wise’s Deon Boyce with 22 seconds left on the clock. Elijah Gillis hit both of the freebies, and Perry knocked down another 3-pointer to put CU up 49-34 at the break.
Wise was never able to cut the Bulldog lead to less than 11 for the remainder of the game following Holt’s second half run - two layups, a jumper and a trey. Another score by Holt at the 5:23 mark pushed Cumberland’s lead out to 18 and Wise never got any closer.
In addition to his 10 points, Stewart also led CU in rebounding and assists, with six in each category.
For Wise (9-8, 5-7), Charles George scored 25 points.
Cumberland will travel this week for two conference contests, playing Georgetown College on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT and St. Catharine on Saturday at 3 p.m.