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Humes carries CU women past Freed
Feb 07, 2007 12:00 am
At 5-10, C'Kala Humes is considered midsized for today's women's college basketball.
But Cumberland's senior wing put up monster numbers Saturday in a the No. 10 Lady Bulldogs' 66-63 win over No. 14 Freed-Hardeman in a key TranSouth Conference matchup at the Dallas Floyd Center.
Humes tossed in two three-pointers and 11 of 12 free throws on her way to 35 points. She took down 10 rebounds and stole three balls as Cumberland stayed in the thick of the TranSouth race at 8-3 and improved to 18-4 for the season.
On an afternoon when neither team shot well, there were a lot of rebounds to be had and Cumberland collected a few more, 47-42, than Freed. Tomika Hall hauled down a game-high 12 caroms to go with 10 points. Renae Williams tossed in two triples on her way to 13.
Cumberland led 33-28 at halftime before the Lady Lions roared back to force overtime at 55-55.
Stacy Myers totaled 26 points for the Lady Lions while Meredith McLemore finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jana Cross collected 12 points and Tara Deatheridge 10 rebounds as Freed fell to 16-7, 8-3.
Kiana Robinson and Kari Maddox each threw in three points for Cumberland while Ashley Cross tossed in two. Maddox also had three steals while Cross collected three assists.
The Lady Bulldogs will hit the TranSouth road again Thursday when they bus to Jackson for a 6 p.m. tipoff at Lambuth.