November 15, 20121st2ndFinal
Cumberland Univ.563692
Univ. of Rio Grande233356
Stats at a GlanceCU-WURG
FG Percentage.574 (35-61) .302 (19-63)
3P FG Percentage.450 (9-20) .231 (3-13)
FT Percentage.722 (13-18) .577 (15-26)
Offensive Rebounds1016
Defensive Rebounds3616
Total Rebounds4632
Bench Points1925
PointsCowan - 22
Morrison-Fountain - 15
ReboundsElie - 10
Bonar - 8
AssistsDavis - 4
Bonar - 3
StealsCampbell - 5
Allen - 5
Morrison-Fountain - 2
Bonar - 2
BlocksElie - 3
Schramm - 1
Daniels - 1
Heaberlin - 1
Cowan hits five 3-pointers to lead CU
Friday, November 16, 2012
Cowan hits five 3-pointers to lead CU
Casie Cowan tied her career-high with five 3-pointers and netted 22 points in CU's 92-56 victory Thursday at Rio Grande. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Casie Cowan hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points off the bench, leading five players in double figures and Cumberland cruised to a 92-56 victory over the University of Rio Grande in the Mid-South Conference opener for both teams Thursday night in Rio Grande, Ohio.

The Bulldogs (5-0, 1-0) take on second-ranked Shawnee State at 1 p.m. Central Time Saturday in the back end of the long road trip to start conference play.

Cumberland shot 57 percent from the field in the game and made nine 3-pointers. TaCouya Allen netted 13 points, London Elie added 12 and Jessica Pace and Briannica Tye both recorded 11 points while Pace and Elie each grabbed seven rebounds.

CU started fast in the contest, with six points from Elie, a 3-point play by Pace and a 3-pointer from Tye giving the visitors a 12-4 advantage. The Red Storm (2-2, 0-1) cut the deficit to 16-13 behind seven straight points from Ciara Herring and a bucket by Shardai Morrison-Fountain, but the Bulldogs responded with a 40-10 run over the final 12 minutes of the half to take a 56-23 advantage.

Eight players scored for the Bulldogs during the stretch, which started with a trifecta from Allen and ended with eight consecutive points by Cowan, including two 3-pointers. Elie added six points and Yalonda Davis scored five while Allen hit another 3-pointer.

CU stretched its lead to as many as 49 points midway through the second half.

Davis finished with nine points and four assists and no CU player saw more than 25 minutes of action in the game.