LEBANON, Tenn. – Stephanie Martin scored 13 points and Simone Ryan added nine points and 11 rebounds, but Cumberland was held scoreless for more than seven minutes in the first half and Samford scored 18 straight points for an 80-43 victory Tuesday night in women’s basketball action at the Pete Hanna Center in Birmingham, Ala.
Angie Wells added 11 points for the Bulldogs, who played their second game in two nights, both exhibition contests against Division I opponents.
Cumberland committed 21 turnovers in the contest, leading to 31 points for Samford.
Early in the first half Wells scored a bucket, making it 7-5 for the home team. Samford reeled off 18 consecutive points over the next seven-plus minutes, with seven different players contributing during the stretch. Kristi Landers finally ended the drought for the Bulldogs, but by then Samford led 25-7 with 7:52 remaining in the first half.
Cumberland trailed 39-20 at halftime and Samford expanded the lead quickly after the break and cruised easily. CU shot just 31 percent from the field and was only 1-for-9 from 3-point range.
Hannah Dawson came off the bench to lead Samford with 16 points, while Monica Maxwell scored 12 and Emily London added 11.
Cumberland plays in the Pops Duncan Classic this weekend at Trevecca Nazarene, taking on Talladega College Friday at 2 p.m. and Bryan College Saturday at Noon at Moore Gym on the TNU campus.