Bailey scores career-high 20 in defeat
Monday, February 15, 2010

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot just 33 percent in the second half and committed 21 turnovers in the contest, dropping a 77-50 decision to top-ranked Union University Monday night in women’s basketball action in Jackson, Tenn.

The Bulldogs (8-14, 2-10 TranSouth) trailed 40-28 at halftime after a late spurt to end the period by the home team. CU shot 46 percent in the half and was 5-for-9 from 3-point range, ending a three-game drought from behind the arc.

But Cumberland again struggled offensively in the second half, as Union started the period with an 18-6 spurt to put the game out of reach.

Allysia Bailey scored a career-high 20 points for the Bulldogs, who played without leading scorer Keshia Brown for the second straight game because of an injury. Bailey was 8-for-19 from the floor, while the rest of the squad hit just 11-for-29 from the field.

Union (26-1, 13-0) also scored 23 second chance points on 20 offensive rebounds and dominated the boards overall, 43-26. Lavanda Ross scored 19 points to lead four Union players in double figures. Kaitlin Dudley and Zeinab Chan both netted 14 points, while Jessica Graves added 10 points and Ashley Dillard grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

Cumberland hosts Bethel University Thursday night as part of Alumni Night and Coming Home. The Bulldogs will also be participating in the WBCA’s Pink Zone initiative for cancer research.