0, 1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Cumberland (Tenn.)615121649
Shawnee State (Ohio)2627301598
Stats at a GlanceCUSSU
FG Percentage.389 (21-54) .554 (36-65)
3P FG Percentage.111 (1-9) .385 (10-26)
FT Percentage.500 (6-12) .762 (16-21)
Offensive Rebounds416
Defensive Rebounds1533
Total Rebounds1949
Bench Points2133
PointsDominique St. Louis - 12
Shania Massie - 22
ReboundsTEAM - 5
Katherine Griffith - 5
Laken Smith - 11
AssistsJemilah Leonard - 1
Torri Daniels - 1
Devon Burns - 1
Cassaundra Whitworth - 1
Britany Miller - 1
Briana Vandlen - 1
Sydney King - 5
Bailey Cummins - 5
StealsTorri Daniels - 2
Mya Gaines - 2
Marnae Holland - 3
BlocksJemilah Leonard - 1
Dominique St. Louis - 1
Leah Wingeier - 1
Shawnee State eliminates CU women with barrage of 3-pointers
Friday, March 1, 2019
Shawnee State eliminates CU women with barrage of 3-pointers
Dominique St. Louis led the Phoenix with 12 points Friday versus Shawnee State. (Credit Coy Gill)

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.

The loss ends the season for the Phoenix, who finished 7-20 under first-year coach Scott Blum. The Bears moved into Sunday’s semifinals to take on the winner of Georgetown College and the University of Pikeville.

Shawnee State made 8-of-14 from the field and hit four 3-pointers in the first period, opening the game with a 14-0 spurt before the Phoenix finally got on the board with two free throw at the 5:21 mark. Cumberland missed its first six shots from the field and committed four turnovers in the first five minutes of the game.

Cumberland finished 1-of-9 shooting in the quarter and made only 4-of-8 free throws. Shawnee State did not cool down from the field, though, finishing the period 8-for-14 with four triples for a 26-6 advantage.

Sydney King connected on two field goals for SSU in the second period, extending the Bears lead to 36-9 and forcing a timeout by CU. Hannah Miller and Hagen Schaefer added triples, pushing the Shawnee State advantage to 46-11 midway through the quarter.

Mya Gaines hit a runner in the lane and Katherine Griffith and Burns scored in the final minute for the Phoenix, making it 53-21 at intermission.

Burns paced Cumberland with six points off the bench while Massie led all scorers with 11 points and Miller added 10 for the Bears, who shot 61 percent overall in the half and 6-for-12 from behind the arc. SSU also netted 17 points off 10 Cumberland turnovers in the first 20 minutes.

Shawnee State scored 12 of the first 14 points of the third quarter for a 65-23 advantage, including a 3-pointer and another basket by Massie. The senior hit two more triples in the period, the final one just before the horn, pushing the SSU lead to 83-33.

Natalie Zuchowski netted four points in the final period for the Bears. Cumberland’s Dominique St. Louis posted 10 of her team-leading 12 points in the final 10 minutes in her final collegiate contest. Burns recorded eight and Britany Miller finished with seven for the Phoenix.

Shawnee State made 10-for-26 from behind the arc in the contest overall. Miller netted 16 points and Laken Smith and Sienna King added 10 apiece. Massie did not play in the fourth quarter and hit 8-of-13 field goals overall and 5-for-9 from 3-point range.