October 27, 20191st2ndFinal
Cumberland University384179
Fisk University414384
Stats at a GlanceCUFISK
FG Percentage.439 (29-66) .441 (26-59)
3P FG Percentage.333 (6-18) .208 (5-24)
FT Percentage.750 (15-20) .818 (27-33)
Offensive Rebounds1415
Defensive Rebounds2126
Total Rebounds3541
Bench Points178
PointsAaron Ridley - 29
Addison Miller - 30
ReboundsTJ Stargell - 7
Isaac Stephens - 7
Addison Miller - 10
AssistsTJ Stargell - 5
Marcus Moultrie - 2
Dozier Thomas - 2
StealsBrandon Levier - 2
Marcus Sumerville - 2
BlocksJalen Duke - 1
Isaac Stephens - 1
Marcus Sumerville - 2
Fisk holds on to beat Phoenix, 84-79
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fisk holds on to beat Phoenix, 84-79
Asher Blum came off the bench for 8 points and 5 rebounds in the Phoenix loss to Fisk, 84-79. (Credit: Coy Gill)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Aaron Ridley scored 29 points for the Phoenix, but Cumberland came up short, losing to Fisk 84-79.

Cumberland (1-1) had a chance late in the game, when the Phoenix pulled it to 79-82 with 1:34 remaining. The Phoenix found Ridley for a three attempt to tie, but he missed. Jalen Duke pulled down a big defensive rebound. CU took a timeout and drew up a play for Brandon Levier to take a three to tie, but he missed as well. The Bulldogs were able to hit some big free throws the rest of the way to finish off the game.

The Phoenix shot 43.9% of their shots from the field and 33.3% from behind the three point line.

Cumberland was led by Ridley who netted 29 points on 10-21, making five threes in the game. Isaac Stevens put up 18 points and seven boards and Jalen Duke registered 11 points and five boards. Point guard TJ Stargell brought in seven boards and recorded five assists.

Fisk jacked up 24 threes and only made five of them, but was very good at getting to the line. They made 27-33 free throw attempts.

Fisk's Addison Miller led all scored with 30 points on 11-20 attempts and Marcus Sumerville collected 26 points making 10-12 drom the free throw line.

The first half started off back and forth before Fisk went on an 8-0 run to get out to a 23-14 lead. Cumberland responded with a 6-0 run of their own. The Phoenix and Bulldogs traded blows the rest of the first half, but Cumberland never led.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 10 point lead in the second half, but the Phoenix never quit going on a 13-1 run to bring it to 76-73 with 3 minutes remaining.

Cumberland's only lead came early in the game when they were up 9-8.

The Phoenix travel to Tampa, Florida next weekend to take on Webber International and Johnson & Wales next Friday and Saturday.