(women) Lindsey Wilson 63, Cumberland 60 (OT)
COLUMBIA, Ky.– Cassidy Martin’s 3-pointer with exactly one minute remaining in overtime put Lindsey Wilson ahead for good and Keosha Wisener added two free throws with 16.5 seconds left, as the Blue Raiders used 16 second-chance points to pull out a 63-60 victory over Cumberland Thursday night in women’s basketball action at the Biggers Sports Center.
The Lady Bulldogs seemed to have the game in hand in the final minute of regulation despite a three-minute scoring drought, but Layce Colter missed the front end of a 1-plus-1 with 16.5 seconds remaining and CU (9-13. 5-9) holding a 54-52 advantage.
Lindsey Wilson took advantage and Bre Elder’s layup with 6.7 seconds left sent the game to overtime. Only three total points were scored in the final 3:10 of regulation, none by Cumberland, after TaCouya Allen’s trifecta gave the Bulldogs a 54-51 advantage.
Allen was a workhorse in the loss for CU, registering her third double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-best 14 rebounds along with four steals, but the senior was unable to tie the game in the final seconds of OT when her 3-pointer fell short. Cumberland made just 4-of-18 from behind the arc in the contest, though Allen hit half of that number.
(men) Lindsey Wilson 66, Cumberland 64
COLUMBIA, Ky. – Lindsey Wilson’s D’on Hall connected on a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds on the clock as the Blue Raiders pulled out the improbable win, 66-64, over Cumberland in men’s basketball action Thursday night at the Biggers Sports Center.
CU’s Kenneth Stripling scored a go-ahead layup with 10 seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs a 64-63 advantage, setting up the final play. Following three straight timeouts by the Blue Raiders, Hall hit from the right wing. The bucket marked his 25 point of the night.
Senior Lamar Brinkley led the way for the Bulldogs (12-11, 4-10) with a season-high 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds while junior Moritz Dern notched 11 points and five caroms.
The Bulldogs enjoy a week off before returning to action next Thursday at the University of the Cumberlands. UC bested the Bulldogs in a tight 55-52 game on January 25 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.