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Stats at a GlanceCU-WLEWIS
FG Percentage.407 (24-59) .588 (30-51)
3P FG Percentage.346 (9-26) 1.000 (4-4)
FT Percentage.375 (3-8) .607 (17-28)
Offensive Rebounds1010
Defensive Rebounds1526
Total Rebounds2536
Bench Points48
PointsFox - 18
Kelliher - 29
ReboundsNeal - 6
Brawner-Henley - 12
Kelliher - 12
AssistsHall - 7
Siwek - 9
StealsFason - 5
Brawner-Henley - 3
BlocksItiavkase - 1
Brawner-Henley - 2
CU suffers road exhibition loss
Thursday, December 31, 2015
CU suffers road exhibition loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariyah Brawner-Henley and Jessica Kelliher combined for 57 points and 24 rebounds and seventh-ranked Lewis University outscored Cumberland, 48-26, in the second half in an 81-60 victory Wednesday night in Romeoville, Ill.

The contest counted as an exhibition for Cumberland against the Division II Flyers, who improved to 11-1 this season.

Julia Fox led three CU players in double figures with six 3-pointers for 18 points while Jalita Fason netted 15 points and Chelsey Hall posted 11 points and seven assists.

Kelliher made 12-of-19 shots and was 5-for-11 at the foul line, posting a game-high 29 points along with 12 boards. Brawner-Henley hit 10-of-19 field goals and 7-of-11 free throws for 28 points, also grabbing 12 rebounds for the Flyers.

Fox’s second 3-pointer in the opening minute of the contest gave Cumberland a 6-3 advantage, a lead it would not relinquish in the first half. Hall’s triple and a layup from Kassidi Freeman increased CU’s advantage to 21-14 late in the first period and continued to lead by seven in the second quarter thanks to baskets by Hall and Fason.

Tierney Lockett’s 3-pointer and Kelliher’s layup cut the CU edge to 28-26, but Fason and Hall both hit trifectas in the final three minutes of the half for a 34-33 Cumberland advantage at intermission.

Fason netted 11 points and Hall added 10 in the opening half while Brawner-Henley posted 14 points and Kelliher collected 10 for Lewis.

Lewis put together a 16-2 run in the third quarter, with Kelliher recording six points and Alyssa Dengler adding four, with the Flyers overcoming a four-point deficit for a 51-39 lead with 3:27 left in the period. Cumberland committed three turnovers and hit just 1-of-6 shots during the five-minute stretch.

Kelliher’s field goal and two free throws by Brawner-Henley stretched the Lewis lead to 60-44 at the end of the quarter. Fox made a 3-pointer just before the end of the period and Bre Neal’s jumper to start the fourth quarter pulled CU within 11 and Ngodoo Itaivkase’s layup made it a 10-point game with 6:08 remaining, but that was as close as Cumberland would get.

Lewis ended the contest on a 14-3 run that included six points from Kelliher and four by Brawner-Henley. Cumberland made only 1-of-8 shots after pulling with 10.

CU returns to Mid-South Conference action January 7 and 9 with road games at the University of the Cumberlands and the University of Pikeville, respectively.