|Stats at a Glance||CU||TALL|
|FG Percentage||.281 (16-57)||.391 (27-69)|
|3P FG Percentage||.313 (5-16)||.300 (6-20)|
|FT Percentage||.818 (18-22)||.654 (17-26)|
- 26||Jazmin Nelson
|Rebounds||Dominique St. Louis
- 7||Lyric Jordan
Carli Codner-Pinto - 1
Briana Vandlen - 1
Dominique St. Louis - 1
- 2||Brijanee Moore
Dominique St. Louis - 1
Diamond Jolly - 2
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.
The Phoenix (1-6) got off to another bad start offensively, hitting just six field goals in the first half, three in each quarter, falling behind 21-8 after one period and 44-17 at intermission. The Tornadoes (9-1) collected 21 points off 18 CU turnovers in the first 20 minutes as well, using a 21-2 run in the first quarter to take control of the contest.
Codner-Pinto was the only Cumberland player with double figures, hitting 6-of-19 shots overall with four 3-pointers and also connected on 10-of-12 attempts at the foul line. Britany Miller and Kerrice Watson each posted eight points for CU.
Jazsmine Nelson led Talladega with 16 points and Brijanne Moore added 15 points, six rebounds and six steals. Kendra Williams recorded 10 points off the bench and Lyric Jordan grabbed a game-high 13 boards.
The Phoenix scored the first four points of the game on two free throws by Watson and a basket from Dominique St. Louis, but the Tornadoes posted eight straight points before a field goal from Katherine Griffith made it 8-6.
Talladega put together a 13-0 run over the next five minutes, including 3-pointers from Nelson, Dominique Mucker and Moore and Ja’Nyia McNealy’s basket stretched the lead to 21-6. Torri Daniels made a field goal in the last 30 seconds of the period for CU, ending a drought of more than six minutes.
Cumberland did not score for more than five minutes to start the second quarter, with the Tornadoes registering 13 consecutive points again. McNealy and Kendra Williams each hit 3-pointers and Courtnee Williams added an old-fashioned 3-point play.
Miller’s basket at the 4:27 mark of the period ended the drought for the Phoenix and Watson posted a field goal before a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer by De’Naizha Elder, but CU trailed 44-17 at the break.
Codner-Pinto posted 14 points with three 3-pointers in the first five-plus minutes of the third quarter, pulling the Phoenix within 54-35, the closest the club would get until late in the final period.
Cumberland plays at Oakwood University this Saturday at 6:30 p.m., the second of five straight games away from home for CU.