November 05, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Cumberland (Tenn.)810112251
Tennessee Tech2422222088
Stats at a GlanceCUTTU
FG Percentage.380 (19-50) .472 (34-72)
3P FG Percentage.400 (6-15) .241 (7-29)
FT Percentage.538 (7-13) .520 (13-25)
Offensive Rebounds721
Defensive Rebounds2226
Total Rebounds2947
Bench Points2946
PointsPITTMAN - 9
BRADY - 15
ReboundsMILLER - 6
AssistsBURNS - 2
BUSH - 2
StealsKING - 3
BlocksBUSH - 1
Slow start leads Tech over Phoenix in an exhibition match
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Slow start leads Tech over Phoenix in an exhibition match
Cumberland senior Kerrice Watson posted seven points on 3-4 shooting in Tuesday's exhibition game vs Tennessee Tech. (Credit: Thomas Corhern, Tennessee Tech Sports Information)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee Tech jumped out to a 24-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in an 88-51 victory over the Phoenix in Cookeville, Tenn.

The contest counted as an exhibition match for Cumberland and was the first regular season game of the year for the Golden Eagles.

Cumberland shot just 38 percent from the field and netted 40 percent from behind the three-point line. Cumberland committed 27 turnovers in the match-up. Tech's Kesha Brady led all scorers with 15 points including 7-11 from the free throw line in 17 minutes of action, one of six players in double digits for the Golden Eagles.

Cumberland freshman Ashylyn Pittman led Phoenix scorers with nine points off the bench. Kerrice Watson, Mackenzie Trouten. Abby Morgan and Kennedy Poweel collect seven points a piece. Cumberland was was out-rebounded 29-47 with Tech's Brady leading all rebounders with eight. Brittany Miller posted the most for Cumberland with six.

Tennessee Tech started the game with an 11-0 run before the Phoenix could even get a shot off. Tech opened up with a lay-up byt Mackenzie Coleman followed by a Jordan Brock three pointer, a Brady lay-up and Coleman three to get up early. Trouten collected the first points for the Phoenix to put a hault on the run before Brock came down and ht another three on the net possession.


Tech outscored the Phoenix, 12-2 in the final four minutes of the second quarter. Maaliya Owens posted four of her 11 points in the stretch as well as Taylor Lamb connecting on two lay-ups for four of her eight points.

Watson made a pair of lay-ups and a three in the first five minutes of the 3rd quarter for seven of the Phoenix 11 points in the quarter, but Tech closed on a 10-2 run to extend teir lead even further to 68-29. Gracie Johnson and Kennedy Powell each posted two points for the other four points in the quarter.

Cumberland scored 22 of its 51 points in the fourth. Pittman posted all nine of her points in the fourth shooting 5-6 from the line during the stretch. Lauren King netted a three and a foul shot and Kennedy Powell posted five points.

The Golden Eagles largest lead was 46 in the 4th quarter.


Cumberland hosts Oakwood University this Thursday at 6 p.m. in its home opener.