December 15, 20211st2nd3rd4thFinal
Cumberland (TN)1717141664
Stats at a GlanceCumberMont
FG Percentage.319 (22-69) .449 (35-78)
3P FG Percentage.207 (6-29) .286 (8-28)
FT Percentage.778 (14-18) 1.000 (14-14)
Offensive Rebounds1318
Defensive Rebounds2537
Total Rebounds3855
Bench Points3646
PointsJohnson - 18
Jones - 17
ReboundsTEAM - 7
TEAM - 10
AssistsSexton - 2
Oldham - 2
Snodgrass - 4
StealsJohnson - 3
Andrew - 2
Sain - 2
Flack - 2
Lee - 2
Edwards - 2
BlocksSwafford - 1
Burns - 1
Goehring - 1
McKinney - 1
Davis - 1
Freeman - 1
Snodgrass - 1
Oldacre - 1
Northway - 1
Phoenix fall to Montevallo 92-64
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Phoenix fall to Montevallo 92-64
Tyra Johnson led Cumberland in scoring for the seventh time this season at Montevallo. (Credit: Steve Wampler)

MONTEVALLO, Ala.--Cumberland women's basketball falls to Montevallo 92-64 on the road in the final game before the Holiday break fo the Phoenix. 

Cumberland (5-8) struggled to keep pace with the Falcons after the first few minutes of the game. Lindsey Freeman scored the first bucket of the game and Tyra Johnson nailed a jumper to get up 4-2. After a two for the Falcons, Kiya Sian for Montevallo went on a 5-0 run herself to push the lead to 9-4 after the first couple minutes of the game. 

The Phoenix battled back to trailing by one after twos from Freeman, Johnson, and Tierra Davis to make it 11-10 and Johnson buried a three from the wing to tie it, but that was the last time the game was tied with five minutes left in the first. 

The Falcons went on a defensive tear after that holding Cumberland to four points the rest of the quarter using a full-court press and trap to force CU into several turnovers that translated to points. Montevallo closed the quarter on a 12-4 swing to lead 25-17.

Montevallo started the second quarter quickly making two jumpers, Johnson responded with a three, but two more baskets pushed the lead out to 33-20. After Johnson nailed her third three-pointer of the game, the Falcons went on another big 11-2 run to push the lead to 44-26. 

Montevallo scored 12 more points in the final four minutes of the second for 31 points in the quarter to take a 56-34 lead into half. 

Johnson scored the first basket of the second half, but again Montevallo answered with a 7-0 run to lead 63-36. Montevallo would outscore Cumberland 13-12 the remaining eight minutes of the quarter to go to the fourth with a 76-48 lead.

The Falcons would coast to the finish in the fourth and win 92-64.

Montevallo went 35-of-78 (44.9%) from the field and 8-of-28 (28.6%) from three in the game. The Falcons forced Cumberland into 21 turnovers with a full-court trap that turned into 18 points for the Falcons. Montevallo hauled in 55 rebounds and 18 offensive boards that counted for 23 second-chance points. 

Cumberland jacked up 21 three-pointers in the first half hitting just three of them. CU finished the game shooting 31.9% from the field and 20.7% from three. Cumberland made 14-of-18 free throws. 

Tyra Johnson was the lone Phoenix in double-figures with 18. She went 7-of-20 from the field with three triples. 

12 different Falcons scored in the game led by Jordan Jones with 17 on 7-of-10 shooting. Shyan Flack and Jennifer Andrew each added 11 points. 

Cumberland will be off the next two weeks for the holiday break, but will return to action with their final non-conference game of the season on December 29 against Huntington University at home.