|Stats at a Glance||CU||UC|
|FG Percentage||.352 (19-54)||.522 (24-46)|
|3P FG Percentage||.250 (5-20)||.167 (1-6)|
|FT Percentage||.727 (8-11)||.720 (18-25)|
- 12||Vilma Covane
- 4||Carla Covane
Mackenzie Trouten - 2
Reagan Begole - 3
Faith Eubank - 2
Britany Miller - 1
Kennedy Powell - 1
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.--After missing the past six games due to COVID-19 protocols, Cumberland women's basketball took the court for the first time in two weeks losing to RV University of the Cumberlands 67-51.
The Phoenix started off out of rhythm opening the game without scoring in the first five minutes before Abby Morgan finally got a shot to fall. The Patriots put up six points over the scoring drought. Eubank drained a three from the top of the key to make it a one-point game before the Patriots went on an 8-0 run to take a 14-5 lead.
Britany Miller scored on a layup and converted an and-one play to close out the first quarter for Cumberland as the Patriots led 17-10.
Senior Mackenzie Trouten scored five points and Lindsey Freeman converted on three jumpers in the first five minutes of the second quarter to cut the deficit to 26-22 with 4:41 left.
Freshman Faith Eubank drained a three and Miller scored in the lane and added two from the charity stripe in the final minutes of the half, but the Patriots still held the lead 36-30.
Miller finished with 10 points, all in the first half, going 3-of-7 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.
After a slow start for both teams in the second half, Cumberland was able to cut it down to a three-point deficit as Eubank, Freeman, and Morgan each made two-point shots to make it 39-36, but that was as close as Cumberland would get to the lead in this game.
The Patriots closed the third quarter on a 15-2 run as Cumberland got the final two points of the quarter from Ashlyn Pittman. Patriots led 54-38 going into the fourth.
Pittman went on a run as she drained two triples to open the fourth and hit a jumper to bring the score to 56-46 with 6:15 to go. Cumberlands would hold the Phoenix to five points the rest of the way as Pittman went 2-of-2 from the line and Trouten drained a triple.
Pittman led Cumberland in scoring with 12 points, 10 came in the fourth quarter, on 4-of-5 shooting in 14 minutes. Trouten, Eubank, and Freeman each ended with eight points.
Cumberland shot 35% from the field while the Patriots shot 52%. The Patriots out-rebounded CU 37-22.
Vilma Covane had a game-high 19 points while Silvia Veloso added 12 points and Abbi Douglas scored 11.
Cumberland will return home on Thursday for Senior Night against Martin Methodist. The team will honor their lone senior Mackenzie Trouten in between the women's and men's games.