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Tye's season-high 20 points leads another CU win
Feb 01, 2013 4:15 pm
No. 6 Lady Bulldogs beat No. 12 Georgetown on road
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Briannica Tye scored a season-high 20 points with four 3-pointers and No. 6 Cumberland used an 11-2 run late in the game to pull away for a 67-58 victory over 12th-ranked Georgetown College here Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
Cumberland (21-1, 12-1 Mid-South) made eight 3-pointers in the contest, including six in the first half, and Tye continued her stellar play in big games, leading the Bulldogs to their eighth straight win overall.
The senior point guard nailed her final trifecta of the contest with 9:27 remaining and made a layup at the 5:20 mark, CU’s only field goals over a nine-minute stretch of the second half, giving Cumberland a 53-46 advantage. Still the Tigers (15-7, 9-4) hung tough, with Kourtney Tyra knocking down two free throws and making a driving layup. Devon Golden’s two foul shots pulled Georgetown within 56-52 with 4:02 remaining.
The Bulldogs executed well on offense down the stretch, with Josette Campbell hitting a baseline leaner and Jessica Pace curling in a shot off the glass the CU clamping down defensively. TaCouya Allen’s bucket plus the foul on an inbounds play with 2:19 remaining was the back-breaker, pushing the Cumberland lead to 63-54.
Campbell, Allen and Pace each scored 10 points for the winners and Pace added nine rebounds, while Lebanon's London Elie finished with nine points, seven in the second half, and four blocks for CU.
Tyra led the Tigers with 18 points and six assists but also 10 of the team’s 16 turnovers. Devanny King netted 16 points and 10 boards, Lizza Jones posted 11 points and Golden finished with eight points and 10 caroms.
Cumberland limited the Tigers to just 36 percent shooting from the field, including 3-for-12 from 3-point range, but Georgetown stayed in the game at the foul line, making 15-of-16 at the charity stripe. CU was 11-for-14 at the line, all in the second half.
Both teams started quickly, with a pair of buckets from King and field goals by four different Bulldogs tying the game at nine just over four minutes into the contest. Allen made a basket and Campbell and Allen nailed back-to-back trifectas, giving CU a 17-14 advantage.
The Tigers took advantage of a four-minute scoring drought for CU, posting six consecutive points with four more by King and a pair of free throws from Jones. A layup by Simone Ryan at the 8:32 mark ended the stretch for the Bulldogs and Tye, Campbell and Yalonda Davis hit consecutive 3-pointers for Cumberland.
Tye made another jumper and Pace had a fastbreak layup for a 32-27 CU advantage at the break. The Bulldogs did not go to the free throw line in the period and Georgetown was 3-of-4, while the Bulldogs hit 6-of-10 from behind the arc.
The teams combined for 20 turnovers – nine by Cumberland – with the visitors turning those miscues into 11 points. Campbell and Tye each netted eight and Allen added five for the Bulldogs while King scored 12 of the Tigers 28 points, as GC shot just 36 percent (11-of-31) from the field.
Cumberland will head to St. Catharine College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. Central Time contest at Lourdes Hall. The Patriots gave CU its only loss of the season, 57-55, in Lebanon on Jan. 3.