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Hall, Tolbert both score in double-digits in loss

Posted on 17 November 2014 by Allen


Chelsey Hall scored 20 points and Shantanique Tolbert posted 12 and seven rebounds off the bench, but Hayley Newby tallied 31 points and Grace Alonso de Armino added 14 points and 12 boards in second-ranked Freed-Hardeman’s 68-58 victory over Cumberland here Monday night in women’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (4-2) led by two at the half and trailed just 49-47 with 10:53 to play after a 3-pointer from Terra Pryor, but the Lions (5-0) put together a 10-1 spurt to break open the contest. Brandee Busenlehner made a jumper and then nailed a triple to start the stretch before an old-fashioned three-point play from Newby and then a layup by de Armino gave the visitors a 59-48 advantage with 8:21 remaining in the game.

Cumberland never got closer than nine the rest of the way, though CU had two occasions where a 3-pointer could have cut the deficit to six, but neither Hall nor Jazmine Smith was able to connect.

Hall added four assists while Tolbert hit 6-of-9 shots from the field, most of them on her four offensive rebounds. Smith finished with seven points and Pryor and Brittany Lawson both scored six for CU.

Newby added nine rebounds for FHU and Paige Melville posted nine points. Taleeah Cross registered six points, six boards and four assists as well for the Lions.

The Bulldogs committed four turnovers in the first three minutes of the game but trailed by just a field goal after the first of two putbacks from Tolbert. Four free throws and a basket by Newby pushed the FHU lead to 14-8, but Pryor nailed a 3-pointer from the wing to cut the deficit in half.

Consecutive field goals by de Armino gave the Lions a 23-15 advantage with 8:35 left in the half, but the Bulldogs ran off eight consecutive points to take the lead. Tolbert started the run with a pull-up jumper and Hall drilled a trifecta before a baseline layup. Hall also assisted on Lawson’s layup for a 24-23 CU edge with 5:26 to play in the period.

Layups from Hall and Bre Neal made it 28-25 for Cumberland, but Kenley Crowell’s 3-pointer from the corner tied the game at 28. Jalita Fason’s leaner in the lane put the Bulldogs back ahead, 30-28, and Cumberland took that lead to intermission after Hall missed a trifecta just before the buzzer.

Hall led all scorers with 11 points along with three assists in the period and Newby paced the Lions with 10 points. CU was much better with the ball after the opening minutes, committing seven turnovers in the half, while FHU had eight miscues, which the Bulldogs turned into eight points.

Cumberland returns to Mid-South Conference play this week, heading to 17th-ranked Georgetown College on Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Time before facing Shawnee State at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday.

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