The senior point guard nailed her final trifecta of the contest with 9:27 remaining and made a layup at the 5:20 mark, CUs only field goals over a nine-minute stretch of the second half, giving Cumberland a 53-46 advantage. Still the Tigers (15-7, 9-4) hung tough, with Kourtney Tyra knocking down two free throws and making a driving layup. Devon Goldens two foul shots pulled Georgetown within 56-52 with 4:02 remaining.
The Bulldogs executed well on offense down the stretch, with Josette Campbell hitting a baseline leaner and Jessica Pace curling in a shot off the glass the CU clamping down defensively. TaCouya Allens bucket plus the foul on an inbounds play with 2:19 remaining was the back-breaker, pushing the Cumberland lead to 63-54.
Campbell, Allen and Pace each scored 10 points for the winners and Pace added nine rebounds, while London Elie finished with nine points, seven in the second half, and four blocks for CU.
(men) Georgetown 81, CU 68GEORGETOWN, Ky. Creshaun Holts double-double and 31 combined points from Charles Stewart and Jerret Towns was not enough to overtake Georgetown College, as the Bulldogs fell 81-68 Thursday night at the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
Cumberland (8-13, 4-9 Mid-South) had trouble containing Georgetowns big men, Vic Moses and Deondre McWhorter, who shot a combined 18-of-23 from the floor on the night. Holt did most of his damage inside as well, tallying 20 points and 11 rebounds, with six caroms coming on the offensive end. Stewarts 16 points were accompanied by five assists, and Towns 15-point effort was his first game in double digits in seven attempts.
A field goal by Holt with seven-and-a-half minutes to play in the contest pulled CU to within single digits, trailing 64-55. Georgetowns D.J. Townsend then found himself free on the wing, nailing a shot from behind the arc, to push the Tigers lead to 12, and the Bulldogs were unable to lessen the lead the remainder of the game.
Cumberland returns to action Saturday, traveling to St. Catharine College for a 1 p.m. CT doubleheader at Lourdes Hall.