Bulldogs fall to Evangel, 69-63
LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Springer posted 13 points and 11 rebounds, his fifth double-double of the season, but Evangel Univ. shot 64 percent in the second half and defeated Cumberland, 69-63, Saturday in the consolation game of the Andrew Elswick Memorial Tournament at Georgetown, Ky.
Cumberland (1-6) held a 28-25 lead at halftime after Evangel shot just 29 percent from the field in the first half. But the Crusaders came out on fire in the second period, hitting 16-of-25 shots en route to the victory.
Evangel kept the Bulldogs in the game by making only 10-of-20 foul shots after intermission, but CU was unable to capitalize, hitting just 2-of-11 from 3-point range.
Andrew Ayodeji scored 13 points for the Bulldogs and Adrian Williamson added 10.
Jonathan Huskisson led three Crusaders in double figures with 16 points, with Spud Harbour netting 15 points and Chad Gillaspy adding 14. The three players combined for 19 rebounds as well.
Cumberland committed 11 turnovers in the first half and 20 miscues in the contest, adding to a growing theme for the club this season. The Bulldogs were just 2-for-16 from 3-point range in the game and CU is only 17-of-79 from behind the arc this season.
Cumberland plays an exhibition game at Middle Tennessee on November 27 at 7 p.m.