January 04, 20191st2ndFinal
Cumberland (TN)302959
Campbellsville344781
Stats at a GlanceCUCAMP
FG Percentage.429 (24-56) .517 (31-60)
3P FG Percentage.316 (6-19) .385 (10-26)
FT Percentage.556 (5-9) .643 (9-14)
Offensive Rebounds98
Defensive Rebounds2323
Total Rebounds3231
Turnovers168
Steals410
Bench Points816
LeadersCUCAMP
PointsJalen Duke - 20
Taiveyhon Mason - 19
ReboundsJalen Duke - 7
Justin Tucker - 5
Ronald Taylor - 5
TEAM - 5
AssistsAaron Ridley - 4
TJ Stargell - 4
Taiveyhon Mason - 4
StealsBrandon Levier - 2
Lenorris Mincey - 4
BlocksBrandon Levier - 1
Lenorris Mincey - 3
Campbellsville uses a strong second half to push past Phoenix, 81-59
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Campbellsville uses a strong second half to push past Phoenix, 81-59
Jalen Duke went for 20 points in tonight's loss versus Campbellsville. (Credit: Dave Winder)

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.- Tigers take off in the second half to defeat Cumberland 81-59 at Powell Athletic Center.

Cumberland (9-6, 1-2 MSC) and Campbellsville went back and forth up until 15 minutes left in the game when the Phoenix fell cold not hitting a shot from the field for six minutes. The Phoenix shot 42% from the field and 32% from behind the arc. The Phoenix had 16 turnovers that resulted in 18 points.

Jalen Duke led all scorers with 20 points and seven rebounds. Ridley finished with 18 points and six boards. DeMari Davis collected eight points down low and TJ Stargell ended with five points.

Campbellsville (11-5, 1-1 MSC) shot 52% from the field and 35% from beyond the three point line. The Tigers had four players finish with double-digit points.  Taiveyon Mason posted a team-high 19 points and Richie Mitchell finished with 18 on 4-of-7 from three. Ronald Taylor came up with 15 and big man Justin Tucker posted 13 points.

Justin Tucker collected the first points of the game with a jumper in the paint for Campbellsville. Jalen Duke found Demari Davis down low to get the points right back.  Ridley connected on a leaning layup to go up by two. Levier followed up with a tough layup as well. Mitchell got Duke on his heels forcing him to foul and one converted. Tucker as well picked up a block call and hit the shot and the free throw, Campbellsville leads 10-6 with 15:40 left in the first half.

Ridley comes up with the steal and passes it up to Duke for an easy layup. Duke continued to start off strong backing his defender down in the paint before pulling a 8 foot jump shot and buried a three from the right wing to up two. Tigers’ Jacob King answered with a three from the left wing. Ridley as well comes up with a three from well beyond the three point line, 17-16 11:42 left in the first half.

The Phoenix work the ball around to Duke who backs down his player and hits a quick jumper from four feet out. Mitchell ties it with a deep three from the top of the key. Taylor draws a foul down low on Starkey and hit one of two free throws. Duke drew two defenders, but it didn’t matter as he was able to create space for a 15 foot jumper, 21-20 8:04 left in the first half.

Stargell puts Cumberland back in front with a three from the left wing and CU gets a big stop on the defensive end. The Phoenix capitalize on the stop as Davis made a nice post move down low for two points. King came down and hit a three as this game continues to be a back and forth dog fight, Phoenix lead 26-25 4:44 left in the first half.

Jacob King works his way open with just under two minutes left and drilled a three from the top of the key to spark Campbellsville as that it the Tigers’ first lead since early in the game. Mincey pushes it out to a four point lead with a layup. Taylor tried to slow down the last bit and Taylor hit a jump shot in the paint. Stargell pushed it to Ridley with just enough time left on the clock for the two-handed dunk, 34-30 Campbellsville.

Davis starts off the half kissing one of the glass for two points. Two possessions later, Davis forces Tucker off his feet with a nice head fake and goes under him to finish with his right hand and tie the game. Mason scored on a fast break and Stargell answered really quick with two points as neither team can seem to get ahead and hold on to the lead, 41-38 Campbellsville with 16:22 left in the second half.

After two minutes of scoreless basketball, Campbellsville’s Mason drilled a three from the corner and hit a layup on a fastbreak after some sloppy basketball, largest lead of the game so far for Campbellsville with 10 points. Campbellsville hits a three from the left wing as they have worked it to a 13 point lead on a 16-3 run.

Jalen Duke finally put in a three from the left wing to stop a six minute drought without a field goal by the Phoenix. Blum dished it to Duke under the basket for a quick 5-0 spurt, but Campbellsville answered with a 5-0 spurt as well. Duke and Blum each hit a 15 foot jumper.

Tucker gets four straight points in the paint for the Tigers. Ridley made a nice reverse layup, but Tucker again got a bucket in the paint. Christian Smith hit his first three of the season from the left wing, Tigers up 65-54 4:22 to go.

Campbellsville started to milk the clock in the final four minutes, Taylor drilled a three from the left wing and Smith had an open look for a three to answer, but missed and the Tigers got points. Ridley hit a deep three from the left wing and came up with a steal at half court with a layup on our end, Phoenix down 13 with 2:29 to go.

Tigers took off these last few minutes to push it out to a 20 point lead and put in all the subs with a minute to go.

Cumberland will return back to home on Monday to face No. 19 Lindsey Wilson. Tip is slated for 8:00 p.m.