|Stats at a Glance||CU||UC|
|FG Percentage||.346 (18-52)||.431 (25-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.300 (3-10)||.333 (4-12)|
|FT Percentage||.500 (3-6)||.789 (15-19)|
- 10||Silvia Veloso
- 10||Carla Covane
Kerrice Watson - 1
Katherine Griffith - 1
Bree Thibeault - 1
Mackenzie Trouten - 2
Silvia Veloso - 4
Reagan Begole - 4
- 2||Addison Wilson
Jasmyne Stewart - 1
Carla Covane - 1
Silvia Veloso - 1
Megan Morton - 1
WILLAMSBURG, Ky.- Phoenix started off the game slow and could not find their rhythm offensively as the Patriots win, 69-42.
Cumberland (7-15, 1-10 MSC) shot 34.6% from the field and went 3-of-10 from behind the arc. The Phoenix struggled with controlling the ball as the Patriots forced 28 turnovers. Katherine Griffith was the lone Phoneix to reach double figures as she recorded a 10 point and 10 rebound double-double. Kerrice Watson had eight points on 4-of-10 shooting. Cumberland only went to the free throw line six times in the game.
The University of the Cumberlands (18-6, 5-5 MSC) shot 43% from the field and 33% from three. Silvia Veloso went for 25 points six boards and four steals. Carla Covane and Hannah Lawson each picked up 12 points for the Patriots.
Watson hit the first points for the Phoenix after four minutes of slow action for both teams. Griffith scored on a putback and Morgan hit a deep three as the shot clock was winding down for the Phoenix seven points in the first quarter. Both teams struggled to control the ball as it was sloppy as the Phoenix turned it over seven times and the Patriots lost it six times. Veloso scored nine points in the first for the Cumberlands, 14-7.
The Patriots outscored the Phoenix in the second quarter 20-14. Cumberland continued to struggle with controlling the ball as the Phoenix turned it over eight more times that lead to 16 first half points. Both teams have not shot the ball well from behind the arc, each team only hitting one three. Watson scored six points in the second on strong shots down low and Miller, Trouten, Johnson and Griffith each added two points. Cumberland did not get to the free throw line at all in the first half. Patriots up 34-21 at intermission.
Griffith scored quick for Cumberland, but Veloso picked Johnson’s pocket that lead to a fast break two points. Lawson and Covane each added a bucket to offset the early scoring by Cumberland. Pittman buried a three from the right wing forcing the Patriots into a timeout, Cumberlands up 40-28 with 4:19 left in the third.
Veloso tacked on another bucket down low and Griffith and Thibeault answered back quickly on the other end. Raegan Begole responded with six points as she worked her way through the lane for easy lay ups and Covane scored two points to end the quarter, Patriots led 54-33.
Hannah Lawson scored five quick points at the start of the fourth and Megan Morton hit a three from the left wing to extend the lead to 29. Griffith hit a two down low and Lauren King hit a three to cut into the lead, 65-38 with 4:08 to go.
Trouten picked off a pass and took it all the way for two points. Gracie Bush added two points from the free throw line, but that was all that the Phoenix could manage in the final minutes, Patriots win 69-42.
Cumberland will be back at home next Thursday to take on the University of Pikeville at 6 p.m.