January 14, 20211st2nd3rd4thFinal
Univ. of the Cumberlands2125181377
Cumberland University1523191875
Stats at a GlanceUCCUMB
FG Percentage.468 (29-62) .556 (25-45)
3P FG Percentage.321 (9-28) .500 (7-14)
FT Percentage.588 (10-17) .857 (18-21)
Offensive Rebounds136
Defensive Rebounds1623
Total Rebounds2929
Turnovers1420
Steals88
Bench Points1923
LeadersUCCUMB
PointsVilma Covane - 24
Faith Eubank - 16
ReboundsVilma Covane - 12
Mackenzie Trouten - 5
AssistsHannah Lawson - 3
Silvia Veloso - 3
Abby Morgan - 4
StealsAddison Wilson - 2
Abbi Douglas - 2
Vilma Covane - 2
Sydnie Ward - 2
Ashlyn Pittman - 2
Lindsey Freeman - 2
BlocksVilma Covane - 3
Faith Eubank - 1
Women's Basketball drops a heartbreaker at the buzzer
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Women's Basketball drops a heartbreaker at the buzzer
Faith Eubank scored a career-high 16 points against the Cumberlands. (Credit: Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn.--The Phoenix had a chance to win it late, but missed their shot with less than 15 seconds giving the Patriots an opportunity to close the game. Cumberlands took a contested shot, but it found the hands of Vilma Covane. She was able to put up an off-balance shot with 0.0002 seconds on the clock that fell for the 77-75 win for the Cumberlands. 

The Phoenix (2-6, 1-6 MSC) got behind early and trailed by as much as 12 points in the third quarter. Despite trailing by double-figures Cumberland battled to take the lead late in the game. It was one of the most complete games Cumberland has played all year shooting 55.6% (25-of-45) from the field, 50% (7-of-14) from three, and 85.7% (18-of-21) from the line. The Phoenix shared the ball well adding 17 assists as a team and pulled down 29 boards. 

The University of the Cumberland (11-2, 7-2 MSC) did just enough to win this game shooting 46.8% (29-of-62) and forcing Cumberland to turn over the ball 20 times that led to 19 points for the Patriots. Cumberlands hit nine triples and also brought in 13 offensive boards for 18 second chance points.

Freshman Faith Eubank in her third career start led the Phoenix with a career-high 16 points. Freshman Lindsey Freeman added 15 points including back to back triples in the fourth quarter to give Cumberland a lead. 

Sydnie Ward scored 10 points, six from the free throw line, two assists and two steals. Mackenzie Trouten posted her second double-figure scoring game of the season off the bench with 10 points and lead CU with five rebounds. Abby Morgan scored 9 points and dished four assists.

Cumberlands' Vilma Covane scored a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds in a double-double efforts including the buzzer beating putback at the end of the game. Destiny Haworth scored 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting with three triples. 

Cumberland's next game is on Saturday at home versus the University of Pikeville at 1:00 p.m.