Webber International (Fla
|Stats at a Glance||CU||WIU|
|FG Percentage||.455 (30-66)||.379 (22-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.368 (7-19)||.240 (6-25)|
|FT Percentage||.611 (11-18)||.500 (21-42)|
- 24||Tommie Luke
Joel Coffey - 8
- 5||Tommie Luke
DeMari Davis - 2
Jalen Duke - 2
Isaac Stephens - 2
- 2||Joel Coffey
TAMPA, Fla.- Phoenix newcomers Jalen Duke, DeMari Davis and James Nicholas shined in Cumberland's win over Webber International, 78-71. Duke and Davis each recorded a double-double and Nicholas came off the bench for a game-high 24 points.
Cumberland (2-1) dominated on the boards tonight after getting out-rebounded in the first two games of the season. The team collected 53 total rebounds including 16 on the offensive side. The team shot 45.5% from the field and capitalized on Webber turnovers translating into 17 points.
Duke had a very efficient night collected 21 points and 14 rebounds on 9-of-12 shooting. Nichols came off the bench and put up 24 points in 24 minutes played. He shot 6-of-9 from beyond the three point line. Davis, also getting his first double-double of the season, had 11 points and 13 rebounds. TJ Stargell posted 12 points, five assists and two steals.
Tommie Luke and Jaylon Miles led the way for the Warriors. Luke posted 21 points collecting most of his points from the free throw line going 15-of-22. Miles registered 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting.
Cumberland trailed only one time during the game and that was within the first five minutes. The Phoenix took the lead for good in the fifth minute of the game when Nicholas hit a three to go up 8-6. The Warriors drew it close with a lay-up by Luke to go down 25-23, but the Phoenix responded with a 14-3 run to close out the half. Duke and Nicholas collected five points and Davis posted four in the final three minutes.
Nicholas picked up where he left off hitting a three to start the second half for Cumberland. The Phoenix worked it to their largest lead of the night by the 10 minute marking getting up 60-40, but the Warriors would not go quietly. Down by 18 with three minutes remaining, Webber went on a 14-3 run to make it look a lot closer than the game actually was, 78-71.
Cumberland is back in action in the Florida College Classic tomorrow at 2 p.m. vs Johnson and Wales.