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Pryor nets career-best 26 points in CU win

Posted on 24 January 2015 by Allen


Terra Pryor scored a career-best 26 points and Chelsey Hall netted 13, all in the first half, as Cumberland forced 33 turnovers and raced away from Fisk University, 83-34, in women’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (11-8) posted 49 points off the Fisk miscues, taking a 38-18 advantage at the half before putting together a 22-4 spurt to begin the second period and essentially end the game. Fisk had just six players for the contest.

Pryor hit 12-of-15 shots with a pair of 3-pointers and was the beneficiary of many layups on run-outs after Fisk turnovers. Hall added six assists in the game and hit three trifectas for her 13 points. All 11 Cumberland players scored in the victory. The contest began a stretch of six home games over the final nine outings for the club.

Telliya Patton was the only Fisk player in double figures with 11 points, while Jessica Wright and Lynetta Waters each finished with six. The visitors shot just 29 percent for the game, including 3-for-15 from behind the arc.

Cumberland’s defensive pressure forced eight turnovers in the first nine minutes of the contest, with CU jumping out to a 22-9 advantage. Hall hit a pair of 3-pointers and Pryor scored six points as well, mostly on layups after the Fisk miscues.

The Bulldogs ended the half on 14-4 spurt as well, with Pryor hitting two more field goals and Hall making another trifecta along with two free throws, giving the home team a 38-18 lead at intermission.

Hall led the way with 13 points and Pryor netted 10 at the break. CU forced 16 turnovers by Fisk in the period, turning those into 23 points. Telliya Patton scored six points to lead Fisk, who shot only 30 percent (6-of-20) in the half.

Pryor recorded 11 points during the 22-4 stretch to start the second half, extending the lead to 60-20 on Jalita Fason’s layup with 12:39 remaining. Cumberland’s reserves played the final 10 minutes, outscoring Fisk, 16-9, including five points from freshman Tamera Giles and four by Andrea Morrisett.

Cumberland returns to Mid-South Conference action next week, hosts the University of Pikeville on Thursday at 6 p.m. and the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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