Univ. of Cumberlands up next
Cumberland's basketball teams will be back in action Thursday evening as Mid-South Conference rival University of the Cumberlands comes to the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center for a 6 p.m. twinbill.
The Phoenix squads are coming off a pair of home losses Monday to Lindsey Wilson.
(men) Lindsey Wilson 90, Cumberland 78
LEBANON -- A 10-0 run to end the first half and an 18-6 run to start the second helped carry Lindsey Wilson to a 90-78 victory over Cumberland Monday at the Floyd Center.
The Blue Raiders (13-5, 1-2 MSC) scored nine consecutive points to take an early 15-6 lead, then led by as many as 19 before taking a 38-30 lead into intermission.
Diondrey Holt, Jr. finished with a season-high 33 points while Jamonte Graham added 22 and Cameron Johnson posted 12.
Cumberland finished 24-of-58 from the field (41 percent) and a magnificent 26-of-28 at the line (93 percent).
The Phoenix dropped to 8-7 overall, 1-2 MSC with the loss.
(women) Lindsey Wilson 76, Cumberland 64
LEBANON -- Fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson used a 10-2 run to end the third quarter and start the fourth period to break open a close game and Chanel Roberts led the Blue Raiders with 21 points in a 76-64 victory over No. 15 Cumberland in women's basketball action here Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
Janisha Lindsey led the Phoenix (12-3, 1-2 Mid-South) with 17 points and Nicole Bowers added 12 points and 13 rebounds in her return to the court in 23 days.
Three Cumberland players spent most of the game in foul trouble - starters Taliah Moore, Jailen Murphy and Julia Fox.
Cumberland hung tough with the Blue Raiders (15-0, 3-0) for most of three quarters, with Murphy hitting a 3-pointer and baskets from Kaitlin Oliver and Lindsey cutting the LWC lead to 51-49 with 4:03 left in the third period.
Jynea Harris nailed a triple from the top of the key at the end of the shot clock for the Blue Raiders and Roberts followed with a layup before a field goal by J'Nayah Hall ended the quarter. Hall added another bucket and Kayla Styles added one free throw for a 61-51 LWC lead with 7:39 remaining in the contest.
Cumberland never got closer than seven the rest of the way and Lindsey Wilson actually put together an 11-2 spurt late in the period to post its biggest lead at 76-60. Harris posted an old-fashioned 3-point play and Kayla Richardson added a fast-break layup to start the run.
Two free throws from Harris and field goals by Styles and Roberts basically finished off the game for LWC.
Murphy recorded nine points in just 21 minutes because of her foul trouble and Fox posted eight. Moore had one of her worst games of the year with four points and three boards in only 20 minutes.
Hall finished with 11 points and Harris netted 10 off the bench for Lindsey Wilson while seven Blue Raider players scored at least six points.
Styles and Hall each netted four points during a 10-5 run to start the game for the Blue Raiders, forcing a timeout by Cumberland at the 5:58 mark of the opening period. Bowers responded with a pair of baskets and Fox hit a 3-pointer during a 9-2 spurt by the Phoenix for a 16-14 advantage.
Terra Pryor's basket early in the second quarter gave CU a 20-19 edge, but Lindsey Wilson scored nine of the next 11 points. Roberts scored under the basket and Billie Hearn hit a 15-footer to start the spurt. Malerie Martin's layup and two foul shots by Richardson gave LWC a 28-22 advantage.
Two buckets from Roberts pushed the lead to nine and the visitors took a 41-34 advantage to intermission.
Roberts and Lindsey each scored 11 points in the half and Bowers collected eight points and seven rebounds.
Cumberland closes its three-game homestand Saturday, hosting 23rd-ranked University of Pikeville at 2 p.m.