Women move to 15-5 overall
MARIETTA, Ga. - Cumberland's basketball teams swept a pair of Mid-South Conference games Thursday, Jan. 26 -- picking up wins over Life University at the The Eagles' Nest.
The 14th-ranked CU women used a 13-2 run in the second half to break open the game and Taliah Moore tied season-highs with 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 65-46 victory in Thursday's opener.
Moore netted 23 points for the fourth time this season, hitting 7-of-10 shots overall and 9-for-12 at the foul line.
She was the only Cumberland (15-5, 4-4 Mid-South) to enjoy a good shooting night, with the Phoenix connecting on just 20-of-61 shots overall, including 5-for-27 from 3-point range.
Julia Fox finished with nine points for Cumberland, but it was the bench that provided the biggest spark for CU, scoring 26 points with 14 rebounds.
Cydney Goodrum posted six points and Emilie Harrell added five.
(men) Cumberland 71, Life Univ. 68
MARIETTA Ga. - DeQuan Bond converted both ends of a 1-and-1 with 12.4 seconds left in regulation as Cumberland collected a 71-68 victory over Life University Thursday at The Eagles' best.
Cumberland (10-10, 3-5 Mid-South) made 13 3-pointers in the contest, including a 30-footer from Bond as the shot clock was expiring early in the second half.
The Phoenix led 44-30 at the half thanks to nine triples and pushed the lead to 52-35 early in the second period thanks to threes by Bond and Diondrey Holt, Jr.
Jamonte Graham finished the game with 15 points, while Holt, Jr., and bond added 14 points apiece.
The Phoenix had 10 turnovers in the second half while the Eagles committed just 11 total.
The Cumberland teams return to the court Saturday, Feb. 4 hosting Campbellsville University in a 2 p.m. twin bill at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.