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Cumberland University Student Life and the athletic department are teaming up to hold a shoe drive to benefit Shoes 4 Souls during the men’s and women’s basketball games against Mid-South Conference rival Pikeville Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
    
Donation boxes will be placed in the lobby of the gym during the games. One free general admission ticket will be provided with each shoe donation.
    
Any gently used shoes that are no longer needed or wanted are greatly appreciated.
    
The women’s game is set to tip-off at 6 p.m. with the men’s contest following at 8 p.m.

(men) Campbellsville 72, Cumberland 59
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland went 5:18 without a field goal late in the second half in a 72-59 loss to Campbellsville University Saturday at the J.K. Powell Athletic Center.
    
Junior Josh Wilkerson connected from three with 7:32 remaining in the second half to give Cumberland its first lead since a 2-0 advantage in the opening seconds, and freshman Marquel Hickerson followed with a bucket at the 6:41 mark to give the Bulldogs a 55-52 advantage.
    
It would not be until the 1:23 mark, with the game well in hand for the Tigers, that DeMario Frazier hit a layup to end the drought. Over that span, Campbellsville used a 13-2 run to assume control.
    
Senior Lamar Brinkley tied a season-high with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting, as Alex Flagler, Hickerson and Wilkerson each added 11 more. Brinkley tacked on eight rebounds in the game.
    
Cumberland shot just .377 (23-of-61) from the floor, but remained in the contest thanks to 17 turnovers by Campbellsville which led to 22 Bulldogs points.
    
The Bulldogs (12-8, 4-7 MSC) return home to the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center for a Thursday matchup against No. 3 University of Pikeville.

(women) Campbellsville 70, Cumberland 54
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Eighth-ranked Campbellsville (20-2, 10-1 Mid-South) rolled to a 70-54 win over Cumberland in women’s basketball action Saturday at the Powell Athletic Center.
    
Katie Smith led the Bulldogs with 17 points and eight rebounds, but the sophomore missed significant time in the first half after picking up two quick fouls. Casie Cowan registered 10 points but was just 4-of-12 from the field.
    
Cumberland (9-10 overall, 5-6 MSC) committed a season-high 24 turnovers in the game but forced 23 miscues by the Tigers.
    
The CU women play at home twice this week, taking on the University of Pikeville on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Bluefield College Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

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