LEBANON -- Cumberland's No. 7-ranked womens basketball team scored the first 14 points of the game and never looked back in a 60-39 victory over the University of Pikeville Thursday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
CU improved to 19-1 overall, 10-1 in the Mid-South Conference, as the club began a stretch of playing seven of its final 10 games of the year at home after starting conference play with 7-of-10 on the road.
Josette Campbell scored 14 points and London Elie added 10 for the winners. Six total players scored at least six points in the win, with Casie Cowan posting nine and Jessica Pace registering eight points and a team-best nine rebounds. Briannica Tye handed out six of CUs 16 assists in the game.
Whitney Bell Jackson led the Bears (5-13, 2-9) with 12 points and seven boards and Brogan Conley added 10 for the visitors.
(men) Pikeville 84, Cumberland 58
Cumberland shot an ice-cold 38 percent from the field in Thursday's nightcap -- a 84-59 loss to No. 3-ranked University of Pikeville. The Bulldogs dropped to 7-12 on the season, 3-8 in the MSC while Pikeville moved to 19-2 / 9-2.
Pikeville's Jamar Brisce had no trouble heating up as he connected on 12-of-16 from the field and finished with a game-high 28 points.
The Bulldogs were led by Brian Blackmons 14 points. Charles Stewart contributed 10 points on the night and Elijah Gillis posted a team-high six rebounds.
Cumberland plays at home again Saturday against UVA-Wise in a 2 p.m. doubleheader.