December 17, 20221st2nd3rd4thFinal
Stats at a GlanceUCCU
FG Percentage.415 (22-53) .333 (20-60)
3P FG Percentage.375 (9-24) .143 (1-7)
FT Percentage.682 (15-22) .611 (11-18)
Offensive Rebounds920
Defensive Rebounds2525
Total Rebounds3445
Bench Points1825
PointsKassie Monday - 20
Lindsey Freeman - 15
ReboundsKaedlee Potter - 6
Lakin Burke - 6
Tierra Davis - 11
AssistsKassie Monday - 6
Kennedy Powell - 2
Abby Morgan - 2
StealsKassie Monday - 3
Lindsey Freeman - 3
BlocksVictory Fredricks - 1
Channing Lewis - 1
Tierra Davis - 1
Abby Morgan - 1
Patriots outlast Cumberland in the fourth
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Patriots outlast Cumberland in the fourth
Tierra Davis posts a double-double in the loss to the Cumberlands (Credit: Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn.--The University of the Cumberlands pulled away from the Phoenix in the second half to defeat the Phoenix 68-52 at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena. 

Cumberland (8-5, 5-4 MSC) went 20-of-60 from the field and just 1-of-7 from three. Cumberland made 11-of-18 free throws and out rebounded the Patriots 45-to-34. CU scored 30 points in the paint, but struggled with outside shooting. 

Lindsey Freeman led the team in scoring with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds. Freeman missed much of the second half as she picked her fourth foul early in the third quarter. Tierra Davis posted her first career double-double at CU scoring 10 points with 11 rebounds off the bench. 

The Cumberlands (11-3, 6-3 MSC) made 22-of-53 from the field. The Patriots buried nine triples to really stretch the lead to what it was. The Patriots also scored 16 second chance points. 

Kassie and Kaylie Monday combined for 35 points as Kassie scored 20 and Kaylie added 15 as the two Patriots in double figures. Kassie also added five boards and six assists in the game. 

Tied 4-4 in the first the Patriots went on a 12-0 run to create a big 16-4 lead in the first. The Phoenix would go on a 6-0 run as Davis scored in the paint and then Freeman made two layups. Kaylie Monday hit a three and Kayla Gordon made one free throw for the first quarter score, 19-11 Patriots. 

Cumberland had a big second quarter to cut into the score. The Phoenix started the quarter on an 8-2 run and outscored the Patriots 16-9 for a 28-27 halftime deficit. 

The Patriots started the second half on a 7-2 run to get up 34-30. The Cumberlands were able to push that out to a seven-point lead with a three from Kassie Monday and held onto that mark throughout the quarter, 43-37. 

Cumberland cut it a four-point deficit with six minutes left, but the Patriots took over the last six minutes of the game to go on to win 68-52.

The Phoenix will return home after Christmas break to take on Oakland City at home on December 29.