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Lady Dawgs drill Mid-Continent for third straight 20-win season
Feb 20, 2007 12:00 am
Cumberland's 13th-ranked women claimed their third straight 20-win campaign Thursday by blitzing visiting Mid-Continent 80-44 at the Dallas Floyd Center.
The Lady Bulldogs raced to a 46-12 halftime lead as they improved to 20-6 for the season and 10-5 in the TranSouth Conference.
Kiana Robinson threw in three 3-pointers on her way to 16 points for CU while Keisha Forrest and Ewa Bukowska each tossed in 12 and C'Kala Humes 10. Renae Williams knocked down nine points while Tomika Hall added eight, Juliana Fernandes four, Isabelli Cunico three and Ashley Cross, Hilary Bauer and Mariel Ruis two apiece.
Sarah Cripps notched 19 points and 10 rebounds while Omega Key claimed 15 caroms for second-year program Mid-Continent, which fell to 5-22 for the season and 0-15 in its first year in the TranSouth.
Mid-Continent edged the Lady Dawgs on the boards 45-43 as Fernandes notched nine caroms for Cumberland. But the visitors committed 32 turnovers, 22 of which were CU swipes.
Cumberland will close its regular-season home schedule Saturday with Senior Day against Martin Methodist. The school's Women's Council for Leadership and Philanthropy are inviting local women to attend the 2 p.m. game. Special seating and free admission are available to those who RSVP with Amber Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org or 547-1241.
Bulldogs battle from behind to cage Cougars
Cumberland's men roared from behind in the second half to overtake Mid-Continent 72-67 at the Dallas Floyd Center.
Mid-Continent used .517 shooting to lead 38-28 at halftime before Cumberland climbed from behind to improve to 15-11 for the season and 7-8 in the TranSouth Conference.
Thomas Douglas came off the bench to fire in 14 points for the Bulldogs while Jason Langelier added 11 and Torrez Hampton 10. Chase Burnett knocked down nine points, Aurimas Silys seven, Steven Jamison six, Maurice Johnson five, Kevin Bufford four and Brandon Oldham, Channing Tucker and Joseph Northington two apiece.
Zach Sims scored 17 points and Brian Hewitt 13 as the pair combined for five three-pointers as the Cougars, in their first season in the TranSouth, dropped to 12-14, 3-12.
Cumberland will host Martin Methodist on Senior Day at 4 p.m. Saturday.