GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Georgetown College shot 75 percent from the field in the first half, building a 23-point lead during the period, and never looked back, as the eighth-ranked Tigers dominated Cumberland in a 79-43 victory Saturday in women’s basketball action at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.
Calamity Jane Coley led the Bulldogs (9-15, 5-11 Mid-South) with 14 points, but Cumberland started slowly, missing open shots in the first 10 minutes. The Tigers did just the opposite (19-6, 13-4), hitting everything in sight in the opening period, and used an 18-4 run midway through the half to pull away.
The Bulldogs trailed by 19 points at the break and then made only four field goals in the second half, shooting 13 percent in the period and 23 percent overall in the contest. CU was also out-rebounded 47-26 in the game, though Georgetown missed only 21 shots, netting 60 percent for the game.
TaCouya Allen added a hard-earned 11 points for Cumberland and Casie Cowan continued her recent shooting slump, connecting on just 3-of-15 shots overall and 0-for-4 from 3-point range.
Devanny King led the Tigers with 19 points and eight rebounds and Jessica Foster added 18 points and seven boards, as the two forwards hit jump shot after jump shot from 15-to-19 feet throughout the game. The duo combined to make 17-of-25 shots overall and were the only Georgetown players in double figures.
The Tigers shot 75 percent from the field in the first half and it never really slowed down except for 10 turnovers, which led the seven CU points. Eight players scored for the home team, including eight apiece for King and Foster, who netted all eight of her points during the first five minutes of the game.
Cumberland trailed just 16-10 after Allen’s layup with 12:37 remaining in the half, but Georgetown put together an 18-4 spurt over the next six minutes, highlighted by a trio of 3-pointers from Kourtney Tyra, Mykal Farris and Andrea Howard. GC built the lead to as many as 23 points late in the period, but Allen nailed a trifecta just before the halftime buzzer and CU trailed 42-22 at the break.
Coley scored eight points for the Bulldogs, but the club shot just 31 percent from the field and was never able to stop the home team consistently. Georgetown had 13 assists on 18 made field goals in the period and hit 3-of-5 attempts from behind the arc.
It took the Bulldogs just over six minutes to finally score a field goal in the second half, on Allen’s layup, and Cumberland finished 4-of-30 from the field in the period, continually missing open looks. Georgetown made nearly all of its jump shots and stretched the lead to as many as 37 points with four minutes to play.
Cumberland will play its final two home games of the season this week, taking on Shawnee State on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Rio Grande on Saturday at 2 p.m. Senior Day activities for Cowan and Allen will take place after the game on Saturday.
Two big runs send men's hoops to loss
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Jaylen Daniel scored 24 points and Monty Wilson added 13 points and 11 rebounds, as 16th-ranked Georgetown College used a 16-4 spurt at the end of the first half to take control en route to an 81-59 victory over Cumberland on Saturday in men’s basketball action at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.
Kenneth Stripling was the only Cumberland (12-13, 4-12) player in double figures, finishing with 12 points, while E.J. Perry netted nine points, but the Bulldogs shot just 32 percent from the fiueld and 3-for-16 from 3-point range in the loss. CU missed numerous shots around the bucket, including at least six layups, negating any chance of making a comeback.
Georgetown’s 16-4 run at the end of the first half gave the home team a 38-25 advantage at the break and the Tigers opened the second half with a 10-2 spurt, including 3-pointers from Daniel and Wilson, giving GC a 48-27 advantage. An 8-2 spurt by the Bulldogs, including a pair of buckets by Stripling and a gigantic putback dunk from DeMario Frazier, cut the deficit to 56-43 with 11:15 remaining, but a pair of missed layups by Lester Gude and too many empty trips over the next four minutes allowed Georgetown to maintain the double-digit lead.
Corey Washburn had back-to-back field goals and Noah Cottrill’s consecutive 3-pointers were part of a 16-5 run by Georgetown that put the game away. The Tigers shot 58 percent from the field in the second half, including 5-of-9 from behind the arc.
The Bulldogs started fast, with Perry knocking down a 3-pointer and Stripling finishing twice around the rim for a 9-4 edge just over four minutes into the game. CU continued to lead at the first media timeout behind buckets from Frazier and DeQuan Bond, but a 3-pointer from Cottrill and two free throws by Daniel tied the contest at 17 with 7:35 left in the period.
Cottrill’s trifecta was the first lead of the game for the Tigers and Georgetown led 22-21 at the second media timeout of the half. The home team outscored Cumberland, 16-4, over the last 4:02 of the period, hitting all eight foul shots and getting a3-pointer from the corner by Russ Middleton with 7.8 seconds remaining, giving the Tigers a 38-25 advantage.
Daniel led all players with 11 points and Georgetown was 9-for-9 at the charity stripe, overcoming 10 turnovers. On the other hand, bad shots, missed layups and a couple of turnovers doomed Cumberland in the last 10 minutes of the half, with CU scoring just eight points after Moritz Dern’s putback at the 10:06 mark.
Frazier led the Bulldogs with six points and Perry added five, but the club shot just 32 percent from the field and 1-for-8 from 3-point range.
Cumberland will play its final two home games of the season this week, taking on Shawnee State on Thursday at 8 p.m. and Rio Grande on Saturday at 4 p.m. Senior Day activities will take place for five seniors before the game on Saturday.