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Lady Bulldogs drop overtime decision
Feb 13, 2007 12:00 am
JACKSON — Lambuth outscored Cumberland 18-11 in overtime Thursday night as the No. 25 Lady Eagles beat the No. 11 Lady Bulldogs 96-89.
The teams were tied 42-42 at halftime and 78-78 following 40 minutes of play. Now they're even in the TranSouth Conference standings at 8-4.
Meghan Fuqua threw in three 3-pointers and 10 of 13 free throws on her way to 33 points and seven steals for Lambuth while Dee Preyer popped in 11 of 14 from the line en route to 23. Tara Robinson racked up three triples on her way to 20 as Lambuth improved to 16-7 for the season.
Kiana Robinson knocked down 19 points for Cumberland while Renae Williams added 18, Ashley Cross 13 and C'Kala Humes 10. Isabelli Cunico notched nine points, Keisha Forrest and Kari Maddox seven each and Tomika Hall six as the Lady Bulldogs dropped to 18-5.
Cumberland took 10 more shots from the floor and outshot Lambuth .466-.397. But Lambuth was 35-of-43 from the foul line while CU sank 16 of 23. The Lady Bulldogs also ruled the boards 45-39 as Maddox took down 12 caroms. Cross passed for four assists while Maddox had three steals.
Cumberland will return to the Dallas Floyd Center on Saturday for a 2 p.m. matinee.
Eagles soar away from Bulldogs
JACKSON — Ivan Jenkins was Ivan the Terrible as far as Cumberland's men were concerned Thursday night.
Jenkins totaled 28 points, including five three-pointers, and seven assists to lead No. 5 Lambuth to an 89-60 beating of the Bulldogs.
Jeremy Weddle flipped in four triples on his way to 18 while Foluke Tobin and Steve Gray each tossed in 10 in supporting roles as the Eagles soared to 21-3 for the season and a TranSouth Conference-leading 11-1.
The Eagles hit half of their 64 shots, including 15-of-30 in the first half to lead 43-25 at the break.
Brandon Oldham scored 17 points and Thomas Douglas 13 for the Bulldogs, who dropped to 12-11, 4-8. Chase Burnett added eight points while Torrez Hampton supplied seven, Kevin Bufford and Joseph Northington four each, Maurice Johnson three and Steven Jamison and Aurimas Silys two apiece as CU shot .397 from the floor.
Bufford bagged eight rebounds as the Bulldogs won the battle of the boards 36-23.
Cumberland will return home to host Bethel at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Center.