Men's hoops takes down Oakwood College
Monday, December 10, 2007

Dec. 10, 2008

Thomas Douglas scored a season-high 29 points, and Cumberland University clamped down defensively in the final five minutes of the second half to post an 82-73 win over Oakwood College on Saturday night.

Rodney James added 13 points and four rebounds as the 'Dawgs (5-2) held Oakwood to 39 percent shooting in the second half.

The 'Dawgs, who played without DeCorey Young -- one of their top rebounders -- for much of the second half, but did not need any help on the inside. Cumberland out-rebounded the Ambassadors 33-21, eight of which were on the offensive end.

Terrel Black had 23 points, and Brandon Broom had 15 points for the Ambassadors, who had eight players score in the game.

The 'Dawgs' only led by five points during the majority of the second half until a ferocious dunk by Jason Langellier in the final two minutes gave Cumberland a commanding lead.

"We are happy with getting a win on the road, but at the same time, we committed 29 turnovers, which shows that we need to address some issues on the offensive end," CU Head Coach Lonnie Thompson said.

Cumberland now has 19 days before their next game, which will be on the road at the Columbia College Classic in Columbia, Missouri.