January 24, 20221st2ndFinal
Cumberland424082
Life283058
Stats at a GlanceCUMBERLALIFE
FG Percentage.475 (29-61) .327 (18-55)
3P FG Percentage.273 (6-22) .286 (8-28)
FT Percentage.900 (18-20) .667 (14-21)
Offensive Rebounds137
Defensive Rebounds3421
Total Rebounds4728
Turnovers1312
Steals84
Bench Points2614
LeadersCUMBERLALIFE
PointsTavon King - 21
Chris Barnes - 12
Cam Horton - 12
ReboundsIsaac Stephens - 10
Nathan Presnell - 5
Team - 5
AssistsTJ Stargell - 6
Kyonze Chavis - 3
StealsTJ Stargell - 3
Chris Barnes - 1
Jordan Hernandez - 1
Kenny Pittman Jr. - 1
Nathan Presnell - 1
BlocksTavon King - 2
Dara Olonade - 2
Phoenix cruise through Life, 82-58
Monday, January 24, 2022
Phoenix cruise through Life, 82-58
Isaac Stephens picked up his first double-double of the season. (Credit: Steve Wampler)

MARIETTA, Ga.--Cumberland men's basketball dominated from the opening tip to run away with a 82-58 win at the Eagles Nest Monday evening.

Cumberland (13-5, 7-5 MSC) had everyone get involved with four Phoenix netting double-figures and 10 Phoenix scoring in the game. The Phoenix netted 47.9% of their shots from the field and hit six three-pointers. 

The Phoenix improved their free throw shooting in this game tremendously knocking down 18-of-20 free throws for 90%. Entering the game, Cumberland was struggling from the charity stripe at 59% from the line as a team. 

The Phoenix posted season-highs in assists with 19 and rebounds with 47, the most rebounds in a game since 2019 when Cumberland had 53 against Webber International. 

Tavon King led Cumberland in points with 21, his third sraight 20-point game and seventh of the season. He went 5-of-7 from the field and 4-of-6 from deep. King went 7-of-7 from the free throw line. 

Isaac Stephens posted his first double-double of the season finishing with 13 points and a season-high 11 rebounds. That is his seventh double-double of his career. 

Jordan Stephens scored 12 points off the bench draining 4-of-8 shots and Aaron Ridley scored 10 points with nine boards and four assists.

TJ Stargell posted six assists, the third tinme this season he has had six or more assists in a game.

The Phoenix jumped out to a quick lead and never gave Life a chance to even get close pushing it out to double figure lead in the first eight minutes and never looking back. 

Cumberland closes the road swing picking up 2-of-3 wins and sits in fifth place one full game behind Pikeville. 

The Phoenix will take on Bethel and Freed-Hardeman this upcoming Thursday and Saturday for a chance to continue to climb in the conference standings.