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Fox transfers to CU

Fox transfers to CU

Posted on 16 June 2015 by Allen

CumberlandFox transfers to CU

Cumberland University women’s basketball coaches Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Murray State transfer and Lebanon native Julia Fox this week to scholarship papers for the 2015-16 season. Fox has two years of eligibility remaining.

The 5-foot-8 guard spent the last two seasons at Murray State, averaging 7.6 points as a freshman and 4.5 points while shooting 40 percent from 3-pint range this past year. She netted double figures eight times in 2013-14, including six of the last eight games of the season, scoring 15 points at SIU-Edwardsville and 14 at Eastern Illinois.

Fox made six 3-pointers and registered a career-best 20 points this past season at home versus UT Martin and also netted 12 points against Evansville.

She was a three-time All-District performer and an Honorable Mention selection as a freshman for the Blue Devils at LHS. Fox earned All-Region honors as a senior and finished her career with 1,249 points and 211 made 3-pointers. She was selected All-District Tournament three times as well and was picked to play in the ESPN/Hoopgurlz Super 64 Camp in Atlanta. She is the daughter of Steve and Cindy Fox.

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Women’s hoops makes field of 32 for NAIA Tournament

Women’s hoops makes field of 32 for NAIA Tournament

Posted on 11 March 2015 by Allen

Brittany Lawson Cumberland

Cumberland women’s basketball was one of 32 qualifiers announced Wednesday to take part in the 35th Annual NAIA Championships scheduled for March 18-24 in Independence, Mo. The Bulldogs will learn their opponent, date and time for opening round games tonight at 7 p.m. Central Time at

Cumberland, 16-12 overall and 8-6 in the Mid-South Conference, finished the season with a 4-7 mark against ranked opponents, including a pair of victories against Lindsey Wilson and one win at Georgetown College. Three of the club’s seven losses have come against Top-5 ranked Campbellsville University by a combined 21 points, including a 69-66 double overtime thriller in Lebanon in December.

The Bulldogs won their last two regular season contests and then posted a 69-66 victory over 22nd-ranked University of Pikeville before falling in Campbellsville in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships.

This marks the sixth time Cumberland has reached the NAIA Championships and second under sixth-year head coach Jeremy Lewis, who led the club to a Fab Four finish two years ago. The Bulldogs also lost in the national championship game in 2007 and played in the national tournament in 1999, 2005 and 2006.

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Tigers end CU run at MSC Tourney

Tigers end CU run at MSC Tourney

Posted on 07 March 2015 by Allen

Brittany Lawson Cumberland

Chelsey Hall netted 25 points with three 3-pointers, but third-ranked Campbellsville used a 14-5 run to start the second half to break open a close game and post a 52-45 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Championships in Frankfort, Ky.

Cumberland must now sit and wait to find out if they will receive an at-large berth into the 35th Annual NAIA Championships set for March 18-24 in Independence, Mo. The final Coaches’ Top 25 poll and qualifiers for the national tournament will be announced at 3 p.m. CT on March 11.

The Tigers (29-2) put together a 24-8 run from the 8:56 mark of the first half to the 12:01 mark of the second period, turning a three-point deficit into a 13-point advantage. The Bulldogs missed their final seven shots and committed three turnovers to end the first half and the struggles continued after intermission, hitting just 2-of-10 with five miscues before a 3-pointer by Hall with 10:55 remaining.

The lead stayed in double figures until Hall’s final trifecta of the game pulled CU within 48-41 with 2:19 to play, but that was as close as the Bulldogs would get.

Cumberland played almost the entire contest without senior Brittany Lawson, who saw just four minutes of action after suffering an ankle injury. The Tigers took advantage on the glass, with Lindsey Burd grabbing 13 rebounds and Kristen Jacob adding 11 caroms off the bench and the duo combining for 12 of the club’s 23 offensive boards in the game.

Jalita Fason was the only other Bulldog in double-digits with 10 points before she fouled out. Cumberland shot just 33 percent from the field but that was ahead of Campbellsville, which finished at 27 percent overall.

Caroline Owen led the Tigers with 12 points, including 6-for-6 at the foul line, Chelsea Craig added 10 points and Madison Clements contributed nine.

Hall scored nine of the club’s first 13 points of the game, with her old-fashioned 3-point play giving the Bulldogs a 13-10 edge with 9:39 left in the first period. Jalita Fason hit the next Cumberland field goal attempt for a 15-13 lead before CU hit the scoring skid, with just one free throw by Hall the last eight minutes of the half.

LeeAnn Grider and Craig each hit one foul shot, Owen connected on one of her two 3-pointers and Burd made her only field goal of the game over the final 7:18 of the period, giving the Tigers a 20-16 advantage at intermission. Campbellsville shot just 7-of-32 in the half but the Bulldogs committed 11 of their 20 turnovers in the first 20 minutes.

Craig netted the first four points of the second half and Owen hit her second trifecta before baskets from Lindey Young, Madison Clements and Daizah Kimberland. Burd made 1-of-2 foul shots at the 12:01 mark for a 34-21 Tigers advantage.

All six of Owens’ free throws came during a five-minute stretch of the second half, helping the Tigers keep the lead in double figures.

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Pryor nets career-best 26 points in CU win

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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Cumberland Women Survive, 56-54

Cumberland Women Survive, 56-54

Posted on 22 January 2015 by Allen

Brittany Lawson Cumberland

Cumberland jumped out to a 16-point lead in the first half and then survived a dismal second period but survived, pulling out a 56-54 victory over No. 19 Lindsey Wilson here Thursday in women’s basketball action at the Biggers Sports Center.

Jalita Fason netted a team-best 13 points to lead balanced scoring for the Bulldogs (10-9, 4-3 Mid-South), who ended a four-game losing streak with the victory. Chelsey Hall added 11 points, including the eventual game-winner on a reverse layup with 23.1 seconds remaining, just beating the shot clock.

The Blue Raiders answered Hall’s bucket with a layup by Michelle Montgomery with 9.4 seconds left. After a timeout CU threw a long pass to Fason, who was unable to grab the ball but LWC’s Alexus Chinn was standing on the endline, giving the Bulldogs the ball under their own basket with 8.2 seconds remaining.

Cumberland threw an errant pass on the inbounds, giving the ball back to Lindsey Wilson, but pressure by Fason and Jazmine Smith and then a tip away knocked the ball out of bounds at halfcourt with 1.2 ticks left. Kayla Richardson caught the inbounds pass running toward the basket and her 35-foot heave hit the backboard and the rim but did not fall, preserving the victory for CU.

Smith netted 10 points and Brittany Lawson collected nine points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs, who were 8-of-25 at one point in the second half before hitting its final two shots to pull out the win. It was a tale of two halves, with CU starting the game on fire and shooting 48 percent in the first half before cooling off and struggling to score in the second period.

The Bulldogs got off to an incredible start thanks to strong defense and finally making some shots, many of them layups off turnovers, running out to a 14-5 advantage seven minutes into the contest. Lawson and Smith each netted four points and Hall’s 18-footer off an inbounds pass put the Bulldogs ahead by nine with exactly 13 minutes left in the opening period.

Super-sub Fason added a bucket, then a steal plus the foul, increasing the lead to 21-7, before another steal and layup for Smith, giving the Bulldogs their biggest advantage of the half. Meanwhile the Blue Raiders struggled with an extended zone that included trapping and running shooters off the 3-point line.

Terra Pryor drilled a 3-pointer from the wing and had a run-out for a layup before another field goal from Fason with 2:48 remaining in the period. Hall’s layup with 53 seconds left put CU ahead, 32-17, but a putback by Billie Hearn cut the Bulldog lead to 32-19 at the break.
Fason and Pryor each scored nine points and Smith added six, with Cumberland hitting 14-of-29 shots and out-rebounding LWC, 25-14. The Blue Raiders shot only 21 percent (6-for-28) in the period, with half of the made field goals from behind the arc.

Lindsey Wilson quickly cut into the deficit at the beginning of the second half, using as 12-2 spurt that cut the CU advantage to four just five minutes into the period. A 3-pointer by Chanel Roberts started the run added two more field goals and two free throws and two foul shots by Kayla Richardson made it 37-33.

Cumberland answered with six straight points, four from Smith, to push the lead back to 10, but the Bulldogs would not score again for over five minutes. Still LWC was only able to cut the deficit to five before three huge field goals gave CU some breathing room, with Lawson and Shantanique Tolbert netting consecutive buckets underneath and Fason’s jumper with 3:09 left giving the visitors a 51-46 edge.

Richardson’s floater with exactly one minute left made it a four-point contest and a steal and layup by Chinn with 52.7 seconds left cut the Bulldog lead to two, setting up Hall’s final layup and the last 30 seconds of action.

Chanel led the Blue Raiders with 14 points and Hearn added 11 off the bench.

Cumberland hosts Fisk University this Saturday at 2 p.m. before home games next week against the University of Pikeville and the University of the Cumberlands.

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Poor shooting sends CU to second straight loss

Poor shooting sends CU to second straight loss

Posted on 10 January 2015 by Allen

Brittany Lawson Cumberland

Thirteenth-ranked Cumberland shot just 36 percent from the field and committed eight second half turnovers while Jenna Adams scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for No. 14 Tennessee Wesleyan in a 53-48 TWC victory Saturday here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (9-6) struggled from the field for the second straight contest, hitting 1-of-9 from behind the arc and even more important, just 5-for-12 at the foul line, including 3-of-8 in the second half. CU hung in the contest thanks to poor shooting from Wesleyan (15-1), who finished at 38 percent, but TWC got 11 second-chance points on eight offensive boards.

Cumberland led by a point at the half and trailed by three with 11:00 to play before an 11-4 spurt by Wesleyan gave the visitors a 49-39 advantage with 5:17 remaining.

Adams hit her third and final 3-pointer of the game from the corner to start the run and Armeka Booker made two foul shots before a midrange jumper by Melanie Barker. Adams made a baseline jumper and then had a putback to finish the stretch, but CU battled back in the closing minutes.

Jalita Fason, who scored 12 points for the second straight game, made a jumper and Chelsey Hall hit 1-of-2 free throws and then a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:50 to play, cutting the deficit to six. TWC committed three turnovers in the final four minutes, opening the door for Cumberland, but the home team wasn’t quite able to take advantage.

Terra Pryor made 1-of-2 foul shots with 1:20 remaining before a driving layup by Hall cut the Wesleyan lead to three with 42 seconds left. The Bulldogs needed a stop and got one after Barker missed a long jumper, but TWC’s Shira Buley got the rebound and Adams was fouled shortly thereafter, hitting both ends of the 1-and-1 to seal the win for Weslayan.

Hall finished with 17 points but was just 1-for-6 from 3-point range while Brittany Lawson grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds and finished with six points.

Cumberland struggled offensively for most of the first half, hitting just 4-of-21 shots in the first 11-plus minutes, but TWC wasn’t much better, going only 3-for-15 during the same stretch. The visitors led 9-6 before a quick 6-0 run by the Bulldogs, which included two field goals from Fason and two free throws by Tamera Giles.

A 3-pointer from the corner by Adams tied the game and another from near the top of the key banked in for the Wesleyan senior. Booker’s fast-break layup, with the big girl beating everyone down the floor, put TWC ahead, 17-14, forcing a CU timeout.

Cumberland responded with a driving layup from Pryor and another midrange jumper by Faston. Kaitlin Oliver’s bucket in traffic cut the deficit to one before a 15-footer from Lawson, which also banked in, gave the Bulldogs a one-point edge.

Booker’s putback and a layup from Adams put Wesleyan back ahead, but Hall made a baseline layup and then an 18-footer in the final 40 seconds for a 26-25 CU advantage at intermission.

Fason paced the Bulldogs with eight points and Lawson grabbed seven rebounds, with CU winning the battle of the boards in the opening period after being outrebounded by Martin Methodist, 53-30, in Tuesday’s loss.

Adams posted eight points and six caroms for Wesleyan in the opening stanza and Booker added eight points as well.

Cumberland gets back into Mid-South Conference action again next week, traveling to the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday for a 5 p.m. Central Time contest. CU also played at the University of Pikeville next Saturday at 1 p.m. Central Time.

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Lewis too much for Cumberland

Lewis too much for Cumberland

Posted on 14 December 2014 by Allen

Brittany Lawson Cumberland

Second-ranked Lewis University got 16 points and 10 rebounds from Mariyah Brawner-Henley and 16 points off the bench by Alexus Grayer and held off a second-half Cumberland comeback, defeating the Bulldogs, 75-59, Sunday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (8-4) trailed by as many as 20 points in the first half and 12 at intermission before an 18-4 spurt over a six-minute stretch cut the Flyers (8-0) lead to four with 11:35 remaining, but Lewis answered with a 16-4 run of its own to retake control of the contest and finish off the victory.

Chelsey Hall led Cumberland with 17 points, hitting three 3-pointers, with five assists while Jalita Fason added 12 points off the bench.

Cumberland could not have shot the ball much worse in the first half, hitting just 2-of-18 in the first 12 minutes of the game. Many of those shots were difficult attempts against the Lewis defense, which the visitors turned into offense very quickly, scoring 11 points off turnovers and 20 points in the paint in the opening period.

Freshman Kaitlin Oliver made a nice move in the lane for a bucket and Hall netted seven straight at one point late in the half, including a 3-pointer, but the Flyers crashed the boards continually, giving them second and third chances. Still the Bulldogs continued to fight and Brittany Lawson’s 17-footer in the final 30 seconds and two foul shots from Shantanique Tolbert with no time on the clock cut the halftime deficit to 38-26.

Brawner-Henley and Jess Reinhart, who finished with 15 points, posted the first eight points of the second half for Lewis, giving the Flyers a 46-28 advantage with 17:46 remaining. Cumberland responded with an 18-4 spurt over the next six minutes, starting with a layup by Jazmine Smith.

Fason made two foul shots and a short jumper and Hall hitting an off-balance runner and a 3-pointer. Tolbert missed a short shot but got her own rebound twice before putting it home and Terra Pryor’s 3-pointer made it 50-46 Flyers with 11:35 remaining. Lewis had five turnovers and made just 2-of-7 shots during the stretch.

The Flyers committed an offensive foul on the other end, giving CU a chance to cut into the deficit even further, but other than layups by Smith and Tolbert, the Bulldogs hit the bad spell, missing eight shots and posting three miscues. The visitors took full advantage, with Grayer starting the run with a layup.

Reinhart added an old-fashioned 3-point play and Grayer hit a jumper and then a 3-pointer, forcing a Cumberland timeout. Reinhart’s layup at the 5:35 mark pushed the Lewis advantage back to 66-50 and the Bulldogs would never get closer than 11 the rest of the way.

Cumberland plays again Tuesday at Reinhardt University before taking a break for the holidays.

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Second-half rally carries CU to 63-55 road win

Posted on 21 November 2014 by Allen

Brittany Lawson Cumberland

Brittany Lawson posted 16 points and four blocks, Bre Neal added 12 points and nine rebounds and Jazmine Smith scored 12 points as well, as Cumberland used a 12-2 spurt in the second half to take a 63-55 victory over No. 17 Georgetown College here Thursday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.

The Bulldogs (5-2, 1-0 Mid-South) trailed by six at the half and 37-32 with 15:19 to play before the decisive run gave CU the lead for good. Lawson’s layup started the spurt and Chelsey Hall followed with a layup, her first points of the game. After 1-of-2 free throws from Shantanique Tolbert, Terra Pryor nailed a deep 3-pointer from the wing, giving Cumberland its first lead since early in the contest, 40-39.

Hall added an 18-footer and then two foul shots, part of her nine points in the second period after picking up three fouls in the first half. Cumberland did not have a field goal from Hall’s jumper with 10:55 left in the game until a big layup from Neal at the 5:39 mark, hitting eight foul shots during the stretch, including five by Smith.

Tolbert had a nice lefthanded move in the paint at the 4:21 mark, giving CU a 56-49 advantage, but a missed runner from Pryor and two turnovers allowed Georgetown to cut the lead to three. Tralyn Woodard made a layup after the miss and Ashli Mayes made 1-of-2 free throws, making it 56-53 with 2:36 remaining.

A great dish from Neal to Lawson for a layup with 53.8 seconds left when the Tigers began trapping stretched the lead back to five and the Bulldogs knocked down 5-of-8 at the charity stripe thereafter to put the win away.

Smith was 8-for-11 at the foul line for CU and the Bulldogs finished 18-of-27 on free throws, overcoming 18 turnovers. Cumberland’s defense also forced 27 miscues from the Tigers, 17 of those in the second half when the Bulldogs began trapping.

Mayes led the Tigers with 14 points and Jessica Foster, Woodard and Devanny King each finished with eight.

The teams traded field goals for the first seven minutes of the contest, with Lawson and Neal netting the first 10 points for CU, and two free throws from Smith made it 15-14 for the Tigers with 11:11 to play in the first half. Georgetown put together a 10-3 spurt over the next four minutes, with two foul shots and a layup by Mayes and a pair of free throws from Mykal Farris, as CU was whistled for 11 fouls in the period.

Field goals from Smith and Tolbert cut the deficit to five and putbacks from Tamera Giles and Neal made it 30-26 for the Tigers, but Georgetown got two offensive rebounds in the final minute of the half and Woodard’s layup just before the buzzer gave the home team a six-point edge at intermission.

Lawson netted 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting for the Bulldogs but Cumberland missed several layups and had 11 turnovers, many of those unforced. Mayes led the Tigers with eight points and Jessica Foster and Woodard each posted six for Georgetown.

Cumberland plays again at Shawnee State this Saturday at 1 p.m. Central Time before taking a break for Thanksgiving.

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Hall, Tolbert both score in double-digits in loss

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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Last Bulldogs roll 88-55

Last Bulldogs roll 88-55

Posted on 06 November 2014 by Allen


Freshman Tamera Giles led six players in double figures with 17 points and she added 13 rebounds, as Cumberland scored 27 points off 24 Fisk turnovers in an 88-55 victory here Thursday night at Henderson Johnson Gymnasium.

Jalita Fason and Terra Pryor each finished with 12 points and Chelsey Hall, Jasmine Smith and Bre Neal all netted 11 for the Bulldogs (2-1), who shot 52 percent from the field in the game.

Cumberland led by 15 points at the half and started the second period with a 16-6 spurt highlighted by nine points from Hall, including a pair of 3-pointers. The Bulldogs maintained a 20-point edge throughout the second half before stretching the lead in the final minutes, including a 19-8 run over the final six minutes to end the game.

Giles netted five free throws during the stretch and Layce Colter posted six points with a final trifecta in the final minute.

Kimetrice Cox led Fisk with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting while Sommer Griffin was the only other Fisk player in double figures with 11 points.

Giles and Neal netted 14 of the team’s first 15 points in the contest, with Giles picking up three offensive rebounds and converting the putbacks and Neal hitting a pair of short jumpers as well as a layup. Fason’s layup and another field goal from Neal gave the Bulldogs a 19-10 advantage with 11:42 left in the period.

Cumberland went to the press midway through the half and forced five straight turnovers by the home team. Fason had a pair of buckets before a 3-pointer by Pryor and then a 15-footer from Kaitlin Oliver for the Bulldogs. Giles’ fourth putback of the half pushed CU’s lead to 34-13.

Keonna Gray made two free throws and a driving layup before two foul shots by Cox and then a jumper from Cox cut the Cumberland advantage to 36-23, but Hall’s layup with 1:35 left in the half gave CU a 38-23 lead at the break.

Giles and Neal were each 5-for-6 from the floor for 10 points and Giles added six rebounds. The Bulldogs forced 12 turnovers in the half, netting 15 points off the Fisk miscues.

Cumberland plays its fourth game in eight days on Saturday at Oakwood University before returning home next Tuesday for a 6 p.m. contest, also against Oakwood.

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Lady Bulldogs picked 4th in MSC

Lady Bulldogs picked 4th in MSC

Posted on 31 October 2014 by Allen


Cumberland was picked fourth in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced recently by the league office.

The Bulldogs return seven letterwinners but just one starter from last season’s team that posted a 10-16 mark. Sixth-year head coach Jeremy Lewis welcomes eight newcomers, including six transfers (three from four-year schools, three from junior colleges).

Cumberland opens the season this Saturday at 2 p.m. against Bryan College at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center before hitting the road for three straight contests next week at Middle Georgia State College, Fisk University and Oakwood University.

Campbellsville received six first-place votes and 48 total points for first place in the Coaches’ Poll, with Lindsey Wilson picking up the other first first-place votes and 40 points for second place. Georgetown College was third, just ahead of the Bulldogs, followed by the University of the Cumberlands, Shawnee State, the University of Pikeville and St. Catharine College.

2014-15 Mid-South Conference
Preseason Coaches’ Poll

No. School (First-Place Votes) Points
1. Campbellsville Univ. (6) 48
2. Lindsey Wilson (2) 40
3. Georgetown College 37
4. Cumberland Univ. 31
5. Univ. of the Cumberlands 28
6. Shawnee State 20
7. Univ. of Pikeville 13
8. St. Catharine College 7

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Cumberland Women’s basketball releases 2014-15 schedule

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Cumberland Women’s basketball releases 2014-15 schedule

Posted on 07 August 2014 by Allen


Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the club’s 2014-15 schedule this week, which includes 14 home games and contests against six teams that reached last year’s NAIA National Tournament.

The Bulldogs open the season at home on November 1 against Bryan College before three straight road games the following week at Middle Georgia State College (Nov. 4), Fisk University (Nov. 6) and Oakwood University (Nov. 8). CU returns home Nov. 11 to face Oakwood and takes on long-time rival and perennial power Freed-Hardeman on Nov. 17.

Cumberland begins Mid-South Conference play that same week with road tilts at Georgetown College (Nov. 20) and Shawnee State (Nov. 22). A home contest against Middle Georgia on December 1 is sandwiched around two more conference outings, at home against St. Catharine College (Dec. 4) and Campbellsville University (Dec. 6).

The Bulldogs also host Division II Lewis University on Dec. 14 before traveling to Reinhardt University (Dec. 16) and then participating in a tournament at Bluefield State College on Dec. 19-20 before breaking for Christmas.

The squad returns after the break to host Tennessee Wesleyan on January 10 and faces D-II Oakland City University the following day in Campbellsville, Ky., before getting into the meat of the league schedule.

CU heads to the University of the Cumberlands (Jan. 15) and the University of Pikeville (Jan. 17) as well as Lindsey Wilson (Jan. 22) before hosting three straight contests, taking on Fisk University (Jan. 24), Pikeville (Jan. 29) and the Cumberlands (Jan. 31).

Cumberland travels to St. Catharine (Feb. 5) and Campbellsville (Feb. 7) to begin the month of February but plays three of its final four regular season outings at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center, taking on Shawnee State (Feb. 12), Georgetown (Feb. 14) and Lindsey Wilson (Feb. 26) with only a trip to Tennessee Wesleyan (Feb. 18) mixed in.

The 2014 Mid-South Conference Championships take place March 5, 7-8 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky., and the 35th Annual NAIA Championships take place March 18-24 in Independence, Mo.

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Former Blackman star Hall signs with Bulldogs

Former Blackman star Hall signs with Bulldogs

Posted on 14 May 2014 by Allen


Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., native and UT Martin transfer Chelsey Hall to scholarship papers this week.

The former Blackman High School product helped the Blaze reach the TSSAA State Tournament in 2011, with the squad posting a 24-6 mark. She was an All-District and All-District Tournament selection as a junior and senior for coach Chad Hibdon at BHS, averaging eight points, 2.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game. She was a 42 percent shooter from the field and a 34 percent 3-point shooter at Blackman.

Hall was named a Top 50 senior in Tennessee by the Rick Bolus High Potential Basketball Recruiting Service and earned Blue Chip Basketball Camp Final Four MVP honors and the third Twenty All-Star Game Runner-up MVP.

Hall spent the last two seasons at UT Martin, winning OVC Championships titles in both years. She saw action in 26 games for the Skyhawks as a freshman, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. The 5-foot-5 guard played 10 minutes or more in nine games and 20 minutes or more in four of the last seven games.

She missed the first half of her sophomore campaign because of injury and played in 13 contests overall and just 3.4 minutes per game. She is the daughter of Charlotte Caruthers.

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Cumberland’s Allen named Mid-South Player of the Week

Cumberland’s Allen named Mid-South Player of the Week

Posted on 03 March 2014 by Allen


Cumberland’s TaCouya Allen was named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 26.5 points and 13.0 rebounds along with 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in two games last week.

The Anniston, Ala., native posted a pair of double-doubles, her fourth and fifth of the season, posting 20 points and 13 rebounds against Shawnee State, including three 3-pointers. In her final career game, the 5-foot-8 guard registered a career-high 33 points on 11-of-14 shooting with three more trifectas. Allen added 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals as well in an 84-66 win over the University of Rio Grande.

She scored in double figures in 21 of the team’s 26 contests this season and grabbed eight or more rebounds 13 times.

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