November 30, 20171st2ndFinal
Cumberland University374986
Fisk University345084
Stats at a GlanceCU-MFISK2-M
FG Percentage.500 (31-62) .457 (32-70)
3P FG Percentage.464 (13-28) .273 (6-22)
FT Percentage.550 (11-20) .778 (14-18)
Offensive Rebounds1114
Defensive Rebounds2727
Total Rebounds3841
Bench Points1922
PointsHolt Jr. - 26
Scott - 31
ReboundsPowell - 8
Holt Jr. - 8
Scott - 9
AssistsJohnson - 7
Alston - 10
StealsTownes - 5
Alston - 2
BlocksPowell - 1
Townes - 1
Shelton - 1
Pitts - 1
Madison - 1
Scott - 1
Phoenix hang on for 86-84 win
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Phoenix hang on for 86-84 win
Diondrey Holt, Jr., posted a season-high 26 points and added eight rebounds in a 86-84 win against Fisk University on Thursday night. (Credit Steve Wampler)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Diondrey Holt Jr., recorded a season-best 26 points and eight rebounds and Rhyan Townes added 13 points and Cumberland made 13 three-pointers in a 86-84 victory over Fisk University on Thursday night.

Cumberland headed into the half leading 37-34, recording eight three-pointers in the first half and shooting 42 percent from the field. A layup by Ryianni Scott pulled the Bulldogs within two but Cumberland put together an 8-2 run to lead 46-38.

A basket by Andrew Rogan was responded with a three-point play by Victor Alston. The Phoenix scored just five points over the next two-plus minutes as the Bulldogs cut the deficit to nine, 56-44 forcing a Phoenix timeout with 12:25 remaining.

Holt, Jr., netted six straight points and Townes’ triple tacked on to Cumberland’s advantage, 66-52. A 12-5 spurt for the Bulldogs kept them within ten before a trifecta by Townes improved the Phoenix lead, 80-67.

Fisk University scored 17 points in to the final three minutes of the game allowing CU to tack on just six more points but Cumberland held off the Bulldogs securing an 86-84 victory.

Ty Sean Powell and Trenton Perry collected 12 points apiece and Cumberland finished the game shooting 46 percent from behind the arc.

Scott paced the Bulldogs recording 31 points and nine rebounds and Alston added 10 assists and eight points.

Scott opened up the scoring in the first half but triples by Holt, Jr., and Blake Johnson gave the squad a three point advantage. Five straight points from Scott regained the lead for Fisk University but Cumberland jumped ahead with three trifectas by Perry, 23-16.

Scott’s layup in the paint and a jumper by Madison cut the Bulldog deficit to one but a triple by Holt, Jr., sparked an 11-6 run for the Phoenix. Back-to-back three-pointers by Rogan sent Cumberland into the half leading 37-34.

Cumberland travels to William Carey on December 9 at 4 p.m. and play’s five more games on the road before returning home on January 4 against Stillman College.