February 07, 20131st2ndFinal
Campbellsville Univ.343367
Cumberland Univ.282957
Stats at a GlanceCAMP-MCU-M
FG Percentage.500 (26-52) .396 (21-53)
3P FG Percentage.400 (8-20) .320 (8-25)
FT Percentage.778 (7-9) .500 (7-14)
Offensive Rebounds910
Defensive Rebounds2618
Total Rebounds3528
Bench Points125
PointsEnnis - 19
Blackmon - 17
ReboundsPayne - 9
Gillis - 8
AssistsScott - 7
Stewart - 3
StealsEnnis - 4
Towns - 3
BlocksSmith - 1
Gillis - 1
Dern - 1
McFadden - 1
CU conquered by Campbellsville 67-57, loses fourth straight
Thursday, February 7, 2013
CU conquered by Campbellsville 67-57, loses fourth straight
Brian Blackmon tallied 17 points and five rebounds for CU in the loss against Campbellsville University Thursday night. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seventeen points by Brian Blackmon and 15 from Elijah Gillis was not enough to takedown Campbellsville University, as the Bulldogs fell 67-57 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center Thursday night.

Gillis and Jerret Towns started the game off on the right note for the Bulldogs, with Gillis connecting on a bucket in the paint 20 seconds into the contest and Towns hitting a free throw and scoring off his offensive board to give CU a 5-0 early advantage.

The Bulldogs’ lead was taken midway through the first half on a 3-pointer by the Tigers’ Jordan Myers to push Campbellsville ahead 14-11, but a Blackmon jumper pulled CU within two. Myers then answered with a jumper on the other end to push the lead back to three.

Gillis’ second 3-pointer of the game at the 7:01 mark in the first half regained the lead for CU but was erased by a Malik Thomas score in the lane on a putback. Gillis nailed his third and final three of the game for a one-point Bulldog advantage with 5:14 remaining in the first half, but Myers broke loose for another 3-pointer, regaining the lead for the Tigers.

Campbellsville would not relinquish the lead the rest of the game, leading by as much as 15 with 6:28 left to play. A layup by Charles Stewart layup closed the gap to 61-50 with 4:33 remaining on the clock, but it was not enough for the Bulldogs.

Justin Ennis had a game-high 19 points for the Tigers, and both Addison Smith and Jordan Myers added 10.

Cumberland takes on Lindsey Wilson College at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center Saturday at 4 p.m. CT.