January 26, 20131st2ndFinal
UVA-Wise183048
Cumberland Univ.342660
Stats at a GlanceUVAW-WCU-W
FG Percentage.457 (16-35) .356 (21-59)
3P FG Percentage.333 (4-12) .500 (8-16)
FT Percentage.600 (12-20) .500 (10-20)
Offensive Rebounds522
Defensive Rebounds2216
Total Rebounds2738
Turnovers1810
Steals58
Bench Points1715
LeadersUVAW-WCU-W
PointsCluesman - 13
Campbell - 14
ReboundsCluesman - 7
Pace - 7
AssistsCluesman - 2
Allen - 3
StealsLester - 3
Tye - 2
Pace - 2
BlocksElie - 1
Bulldogs cruise to win No. 20
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Bulldogs cruise to win No. 20
Jessica Pace posted 11 points and seven boards in CU's 60-48 win Saturday against UVA-Wise. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josette Campbell led all scorers with 14 points and TaCouya Allen and Jessica Pace each netted 11, as No. 7 Cumberland jumped out to a 24-point lead and cruised to a 60-48 victory over UVA-Wise in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (20-1, 11-1) won their seventh straight contest overall and improved to 9-1 at home this season while making 8-of-16 from 3-point range, including three each by Campbell and Allen. Pace added seven rebounds, two assists and two steals and Campbell grabbed six boards.

Cumberland scored 12 of the first 14 points of the game and also put together a 16-7 run late in the first half to take a 34-18 advantage at intermission. Pace scored on a putback, Allen and Campbell nailed trifectas and Yalonda Davis made a steal on one end, then went coast-to-coast for the bucket and the foul as part of an 11-5 spurt midway through the second half to put the Bulldogs ahead 54-30 with 10:55 remaining in the contest.

From there CU lost its intensity and missed a host of shots around the basket, making only 2-of-21 from the field after taking the 24-point edge. The Cavs took advantage, outscoring the home team 18-6 down the stretch. Katie Lester and Chelsea Cluesman each hit 3-pointers to start the run and Cluesman added a three-point play and Lester a layup during the stretch as well.

Cluesman finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for Wise and Christine Nyobe added 10 and six caroms for the visitors.

The Bulldogs started quickly again, scoring 12 of the first 14 points of the game. Allen and Simone Ryan each hit 3-pointers and London Elie and Pace both scored a basket plus a free throw in the first seven minutes of the contest.

Cumberland put together a 16-7 spurt later in the period, starting with a 3-pointer and a putback by Campbell. Allen’s trifecta, the fifth of the period for CU, ended the run, and the Bulldogs took a 34-18 lead to the locker room.

Allen led all scorers with eight points and Ryan netted seven in the half as well, as Cumberland hit 5-of-9 from behind the arc. The Cavs made only 5-of-16 shots from the field, 1-of-6 from 3-point range, and committed 11 turnovers, which CU turned into 11 points.

Cumberland hits the road next week, taking on 13th-ranked Georgetown College and formerly No. 25 St. Catharine College on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.