Four women's players earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland women’s basketball players – Anna Worley, Briana Vandlen, Cassaundra Whitworth and Katherine Griffith – were named 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced during the national championships in Billings, Mont.


REMINDER: CU accepting nominations for 2019 Sports Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2019 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 1. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information about the nominee.


Women's hoops inks Clarksville's Chilcutt

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Clarksville, Tenn., native Lucy Chilcutt to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year.


Father Ryan's Thibeault inks with CU women

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Nashville, Tenn., native Breanna Thibeault to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year.


Shawnee State eliminates CU women with barrage of 3-pointers

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Sixteenth-ranked Shawnee State started fast with a 26-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back thanks to 22 points from Shania Massie and 10 3-pointers in the contest in a 98-49 victory over Cumberland in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Championships here Friday at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Eight women's hoopsters earn Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland women’s basketball players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference on Tuesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday in Pikeville, Ky.


Women take on Shawnee State in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball faces 12th-ranked Shawnee State on Friday at 1 p.m. CT in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Ky., as announced late Saturday by the league office.


Second-half push carries Phoenix to Senior Day win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kerrice Watson netted a career-high 22 points and Cumberland posted a 22-10 advantage in the third period to overcome a double-digit halftime deficit, holding off the University of the Cumberlands for a 64-61 victory in women’s basketball action here Saturday at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Life runs away from CU women in second half

MARIETTA, Ga. – Damiya Montgomery scored six of her game-high 20 points and Maeisha Teasley netted eight points during a 19-2 run for Life University in the third quarter and the Running Eagles pulled away in the second half for an 85-60 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at The Eagles’ Nest.


Slow start buries Phoenix against SSU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sydney King netted 22 points off the bench and 12th-ranked Shawnee State raced to a 23-point lead at the half and never looked back in an 86-50 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Saturday at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Third-quarter run gets Blue Raiders past CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Briana Vandlen netted 12 points and Devon Burns added 10 off the bench, but 19th-ranked Lindsey Wilson posted a 14-3 run with four 3-pointers to start the second half and never looked back, posting a 75-53 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Biggers Sports Center.


Bears pull away in fourth quarter for 75-66 win over CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kerrice Watson netted a career-high 20 points and Britany Miller posted 12 off the bench, but Brianna Burbridge scored 20 points and Mia Greatrex and Emily Baker each recorded a double-double in the University of Pikeville’s 75-66 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Saturday at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Third-quarter run carries Bears past CU

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Katherine Griffith netted 18 points and nine rebounds but four players scored in double figures for 10th-ranked Shawnee State and the Bears opened up a close game with a big third quarter en route to a 79-57 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium.


Cold shooting leads to loss for CU women

LEBANON, Tenn. – Georgetown College exploded for 51 points in the second half and Cumberland shot just 15 percent through three quarters, as the Tigers ran away from the Phoenix for a 75-47 victory in women’s basketball action here Saturday at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Griffith's double-double not enough against No. 4 Tigers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Katherine Griffith netted a career-best 19 points with 10 rebounds, her second double-double in the last three games, but Savannah Gregory posted 25 points with six 3-pointers for fourth-ranked Campbellsville in a 67-42 victory over the Phoenix in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Phoenix end contest with 18-7 run for road win

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Katherine Griffith netted seven of her career-high 18 points during a decisive 18-7 run to end the game and Kerrice Watson made 3-of-4 foul shots in the final 21 seconds in Cumberland’s 75-71 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Poor shooting curtails CU in home loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Life University put together a 23-4 run in the first half thanks to 16 percent shooting from Cumberland in the first two periods, with the Running Eagles holding off a late charge for an 87-77 victory in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


CU women let lead slip away in fourth quarter

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville put together a 12-0 run midway through the fourth quarter, taking its first lead of the game with 3:38 remaining, and held off Cumberland, 71-67, in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Watson's layup at buzzer gives CU road victory

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Carli Codner-Pinto made three straight 3-pointers in the final minutes, setting up a game-winning layup at the buzzer for Kerrice Watson and Cumberland outlasted Georgetown College, 49-48, in women’s basketball action here Saturday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.


Phoenix women fall at Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seventh-ranked Campbellsville University put together a 13-0 run early in the second quarter to take control and the Tigers never let up, posting a 90-51 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Powell Athletic Center.


Fall 2018 Dean's List includes 148 student-athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the list for Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester over the Christmas break, with 148 student-athletes and athletic trainers earning a 3.50 grade-point-average or better for the semester on all classes attempted.


Third-quarter spurt pushes LWC past Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lindsey Wilson’s Reagan Turner scored a game-high 20 points and she and Jynea Harris posted seven points apiece during a 22-2 third-quarter run, breaking the game open in a 78-56 victory for the 18th-ranked Blue Raiders over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Saturday at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Phoenix hold off late surge for 78-66 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carli Codner-Pinto posted 27 points, Kerrice Watson netted 17 and Cumberland used an 18-3 run in the second quarter to open a 23-point halftime lead before holding off Fisk University in the final minutes in a 78-66 victory for the Phoenix in women’s basketball action here Wednesday night at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Fourth-quarter spurt leads CU women past Huntington

LEBANON, Tenn. – Devon Burns and Kerrice Watson combined for 13 points during a 20-7 run in the fourth quarter, helping Cumberland to a 69-62 victory over Huntington University and a split of the back-to-back games in women’s basketball action Saturday in Huntington, Ind.


CU women unable to overcome slow start at Marian

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carli Codner-Pinto netted 14 points but Cumberland struggled again in the first half, falling behind early and falling 67-46 to seventh-ranked Marian University in women’s basketball action Friday night in Indianapolis, Ind.


First-half miscues send Phoenix women to loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland committed 17 first-half turnovers, falling behind early, and shot just 34 percent overall from the field in an 86-47 loss Saturday to Martin Methodist in women’s basketball action in Pulaski, Tenn.


Johnson signs with Phoenix women's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Martinsville, Ind., native Gracie Johnson to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year.


Four score double-digits in CU road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carli Codner-Pinto netted 21 points with five 3-pointers, Kerrice Watson posted 17 points and Dominique St. Louis collected her first double-double of the season in Cumberland’s 91-52 victory against Oakwood University in women’s basketball action Saturday night in Huntsville, Ala.


Slow start sends CU women to road defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carli Codner-Pinto netted four 3-pointers and 26 points, but Cumberland shot 28 percent overall from the field and committed 30 turnovers, which Talladega College turned into 28 points in a 77-57 win over the Phoenix in women’s basketball action Wednesday night in Talladega, Ala.


Tornadoes pull away from CU in fourth quarter

LEBANON, Tenn. – Katherine Griffith scored 15 points and Dominique St. Louis added 11, but Talladega College netted 25 points off turnovers and four Tornadoes finished in double figures in a 76-64 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Tuesday night at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Second-quarter slump dooms Phoenix women

LEBANON, Tenn. – De’Naizha Elder netted 28 points, hitting five 3-pointers, but Cumberland shot just 28 percent in the first half and committed 21 turnovers in an 85-61 loss to Mid-America Christian in women’s basketball action Saturday in the College of the Ozarks Coke Classic in Point Lookout, Mo.


Cold shooting, turnovers lead to road loss for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Devon Burns and Katherine Griffith netted 13 points apiece off the bench but Cumberland got off to another slow start and posted 20 turnovers in an 86-49 loss to the College of the Ozarks on Friday night in Point Lookout, Mo.


Slow start hurts Phoenix in loss at Lee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carli Codner-Pinto netted 18 points with four 3-pointers but Cumberland shot just 30 percent from the field and Lee University jumped out early and never looked back in an 87-48 victory over the Phoenix in a women’s basketball exhibition game Wednesday night at Walker Arena in Cleveland, Tenn.


Quick start not enough for Phoenix women

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Dominique St. Louis scored 13 points, Devon Burns netted 12 and Cumberland held an eight-point lead after one quarter but could not hold on down the stretch, as 21st-ranked Bethel University used a 14-0 run in the final period to post a 69-60 win in women’s basketball action here Saturday night at Crisp Arena.


Women's hoops not able to overcome early deficit

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carli Codner-Pinto and De’Naizha Elder each scored 18 points and Devon Burns added 13, but Martin Methodist held off a furious second-half rally by the Phoenix for a 78-71 victory in the Mid-South Conference/Southern States Challenge in women’s basketball action Friday in McKenzie, Tenn.


Six players net double-digits in runaway victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carli Codner-Pinto netted 17 points and De’Naizha Elder added 14 points off the bench, as six Cumberland players scored in double figures in an 89-48 win against Oakwood University in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Tech spurt sends Phoenix women to exhibition loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Devon Burns netted 15 points with three 3-pointers and Dominique St. Louis added 10 points, but Tennessee Tech outscored Cumberland, 23-7, in the second quarter and never looked back in an 88-55 victory over the Phoenix in women’s basketball action Tuesday night in Cookeville, Tenn.


Women's hoops selected sixth in MSC Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball was selected sixth in a vote of league coaches for the Mid-South Conference Preseason Poll released Friday by the conference office.


Women's basketball releases 2018-19 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the team’s 2018-19 schedule this week, with the Phoenix hosting 10 games and playing 10 games against teams that participated in last year’s NAIA Championships.


CU hosting 4th Annual All-Sports Camp on Sept. 9

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the 4th Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-14 on Sunday, September 9 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Stretch Internet, ECal portals available for CU Athletics

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland athletics begins a new academic year next week and Phoenix fans have options for live video, audio and stats links as well as downloading and syncing schedules to their personal calendars via www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Grad transfer Leonard inks with CU women's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Nashville native and graduate transfer Jemilah Leonard to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.