|February 20, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Life University Running Eagles
|Stats at a Glance||LIFE||CUMB|
|FG Percentage||.286 (20-70)||.386 (22-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.190 (4-21)||.409 (9-22)|
|FT Percentage||.640 (16-25)||.758 (25-33)|
- 26||Lindsey Freeman
- 15||Britany Miller
Lindsey Freeman - 10
- 3||Abby Morgan
Sydnie Ward - 4
- 3||Sydnie Ward
Cheyenne Daphney - 1
Leetoria Dorsey - 1
LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Phoenix Women's Basketball team (3-11, 2-11 MSC) tops the Life Running Eagles (2-12, 0-11) 78-60 on Senior Day.
The Phoenix struck first after Abby Morgan hit the first three-pointer of the game to take a 4-0 lead. It was a back and forth game early with both teams shooting under 35 percent from the field. Cumberland managed to get to the line early and often to take an 11-9 lead after a free throw from Ashlyn Pittman.
Lindsey Freeman and Abby Morgan hit the only two shots from the field of the quarter which were both three-point jumpers. Aside from that, eight of Cumberland’s 14 points came from the charity stripe. The Phoenix and Running Eagles ended the first quarter tied up at 14.
Cumberland began to find their rhythm in the second quarter shooting an incredible 72 percent from the field and 80 percent from beyond the arc. The second quarter started similar to the first. It was a back and forth game until Lindsey Freeman drained back-to-back three-pointers to put the Phoenix up 27-19. Cumberland was off and running to a 38-27 halftime lead.
Lindsey Freeman was the leading scorer for the Phoenix in the first half with 13 total points and shooting a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc. Cumberland was very active on the boards in the first half totaling 25 rebounds compared to Life’s 20. The Women also shot 40 percent from the field in the half besting the Running Eagles’ 27 percent.
The Women picked up right where they left off in the third quarter after Ashlyn Pittman hit a big three-pointer to put the Phoenix up 52-39. Mackenzie Trouten rounded out the third quarter by getting to the line and hitting a free-throw to put Cumberland on top 60-46. The Running Eagles had no answers for the Phoenix in the fourth quarter as the Phoenix expanded on their big lead en route to a 78-60 win.
On the day, Cumberland shot 38 percent from the field and 40 percent from three. The women played extremely well on defense this game holding life to 28 percent shooting from the field and 19 percent from beyond the arc. The Phoenix out Rebounded the Running Eagles 52-41 on the day.
Individually for Cumberland, Lindsey Freeman led the way with a career-high 21 points and ten rebounds. The freshman shot an incredible 7-11 from the field and a perfect 4-4 from three. The Phoenix also had four other players in double figures including Brittany Miller with a 12 point and ten rebound outing. Abby Morgan had 11 points on the day while Sydney Ward and Ashlyn Pittman both totaled 10 point performances.
Cumberland solidifies the No. 11 seed in the Mid-South Conference Tourament. The Phoenix are slated to play at the University of Pikeville, but due to Covid-19 protocols, Pikeville cannot play Cumberland in the play-in-game. The Phoenix move on to the Quarterfinals which take place on February 27 in Bowling Green, Ky.