Four players in double figures in CU victory
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Four players in double figures in CU victory
Stephanie Martin scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds in CU's 65-45 win at Bryan College. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Yalonda Davis scored 15 points and Stephanie Martin added 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench, as Cumberland opened a 30-point second half lead and cruised to a 65-45 triumph over Bryan College on Thursday night in Dayton, Tenn.

Davis led four players in double figures for the Bulldogs, going 6-for-8 at the foul line. Cumberland (6-3) made 18-of-24 free throws in the contest, including 12-for-17 in the second half.

Martin enjoyed her best game of the year, making 4-of-5 shots and grabbing five offensive boards.

Jessica Pace scored 13 points with six rebounds in just 15-plus minutes, as the sophomore has been battling illness all week and missed practice. Casie Cowan hit a pair of 3-pointers and also scored 10 points.

The Bulldogs forced 21 turnovers by the Lions (5-5), who did not have a player in double figures, though Morgan Burnette grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

Cumberland jumped out with the first seven points of the game and led 18-5 eight minutes into the game after a Davis field goal. The Bulldogs put together a 13-0 spurt late in the half, including six points from Pace, for a 31-14 advantage at intermission.

A Kristi Landers 3-pointer five minutes into the second half gave CU a 24-point edge. Cumberland pushed the lead to 53-23 after a Tranisha Benton bucket with 9:26 remaining in the contest.

Cumberland hosts St. Catharine College on Saturday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center in its next contest.