November 18, 20171st2ndFinal
Cumberland (TN) University311950
Delta State University334477
Stats at a GlanceCUMDSU
FG Percentage.444 (20-45) .468 (29-62)
3P FG Percentage.000 (0-10) .292 (7-24)
FT Percentage.714 (10-14) .800 (12-15)
Offensive Rebounds613
Defensive Rebounds2320
Total Rebounds2933
Bench Points3319
PointsTy Sean Powell - 10
PJ Davis - 19
ReboundsTy Sean Powell - 6
PJ Davis - 7
AssistsDiondrey Holt Jr. - 4
Armon Benford - 6
StealsDiondrey Holt Jr. - 3
Armon Benford - 4
BlocksLevante Britt - 2
Ravion Henry - 1
Cameron Burkett - 1
Second-half spurt sends CU to road loss
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Second-half spurt sends CU to road loss
Ty Sean Powell recorded 10 points and six rebounds in an exhibition game against Delta State on Saturday. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – PJ Davis recorded nine points during a 16-2 run for Delta State in the second half and finished the game with 19 points and seven rebounds helping the Statesmen pull away from Cumberland, 77-50 in an exhibition game on Saturday in Cleveland, Miss.

Cumberland headed into the half trailing by just two points, 33-31 and Davis opened up the second half with two free throws. A free throw by Rhyan Townes and two by Reid Pierce kept the squad within three points, 37-34. Cameron Burkett and Ravion Henry hit back-to-back three-pointers to help build onto Delta States advantage.

A timeout by the Statesmen with 14:18 remaining in the game sparked a 16-4 run. Davis made four baskets and one free throw and Brett Warner added a triple during the run taking a 61-42 lead at the nine minute mark.

Cumberland scored just eight more points in the half, four from Diondrey Holt, Jr., and two apiece from Pierce and Ty Sean Powell. The Phoenix committed 20 turnovers and shot 44 percent from the field.

Powell collected 10 points and seven rebounds and Holt, Jr., finished the game with eight points.

Henry posted 16 points and three rebounds and Warner added 11 points netting three triples on the night.

Both teams rallied point-for-point in the opening half and neither team fell behind by no more than three points. Aaron Curry’s layup at the 11:44 mark tied the game at 12 and a basket by Andrew Rogan regained the advantage for CU.

A triple by Burkett evened the score at 15 but the Phoenix quickly responded with two free throws by Rogan and a layup by Holt, Jr., to pull ahead, 18-15. Cumberland didn’t allow Delta State to score for four-plus minutes taking a 24-17 lead with points from Holt, Jr., and Powell.

Brett Warner scored five points in a row and Juandrico Walker’s three-point play tied the game at 31 but a basket by Matthew Wilson in the final seconds of the first half pulled Delta State ahead by two.

Delta State scored 23 points off of Cumberland turnovers and made seven shots from behind the arc.

The Phoenix are back in action tomorrow for an exhibition game against host North Alabama at 3 p.m.