|January 26, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UVAW-M||CU-M|
|FG Percentage||.532 (25-47)||.607 (37-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.400 (8-20)||.625 (10-16)|
|FT Percentage||.571 (8-14)||.800 (4-5)|
McFadden - 2
Gude - 2
Boyce - 1
Day - 1
Holt - 1
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s bench supplied 39 points in an 88-66 victory over UVA-Wise Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Three Bulldog subs contributed big - Daniel McFadden tallied 13 points, Charles Stewart totaled 12 and E.J. Perry chipped in 11.
Creshaun Holt led CU (8-12, 4-8) in scoring with 16 points, with nine of those markers coming successively after the second half started. Holt’s run pushed the Bulldog lead to 17 with 15:48 remaining in the game, and the Bulldogs held control for the rest of the period.
Cumberland shot 61-percent from the field, including a scorching 10-of-16 from the 3-point line. Six Bulldogs hit treys, including three from E.J. Perry and two apiece from Holt and Lester Gude. Cumberland also controlled the paint, outscoring the Cavaliers 44-to-28 and took advantage of Wise’s miscues, collecting 25 points off their 16 turnovers.
Perry’s second 3-pointer of the night put the Bulldogs up 16-11 at the 14:02 mark, and Stewart followed with a jumper to push the lead to seven. A steal by the Cavaliers midway through the first half led to a layup, cutting CU’s advantage to two. Holt hit a 3-pointer the next trip down the floor, and Gude stroked a jumper to put the Bulldogs ahead 28-21.
A shot at the top of the key from Jerret Towns put the Bulldogs up 10 with 36-seconds left in the first half, and a personal and technical foul was called on Wise’s Deon Boyce with 22 seconds left on the clock. Elijah Gillis hit both of the freebies, and Perry knocked down another 3-pointer to put CU up 49-34 at the break.
Wise was never able to cut the Bulldog lead to less than 11 for the remainder of the game following Holt’s second half run - two layups, a jumper and a trey. Another score by Holt at the 5:23 mark pushed Cumberland’s lead out to 18 and Wise never got any closer.
In addition to his 10 points, Stewart also led CU in rebounding and assists, with six in each category.
For Wise (9-8, 5-7), Charles George scored 25 points.
Cumberland travels next week for two conference contests, playing Georgetown College on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT and St. Catharine College on Saturday at 3 p.m.