|No. 1 Union invades CU|
|Monday, February 9, 2009|
THURSDAY GAME BENEFITS PINK ZONE
Cumberland’s Lady Bulldogs won’t have much time to celebrate Saturday’s 64-58 victory over Mid-Continent at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
Not with No. 1-ranked Union University coming to town Thursday, Feb. 12 for a 6 p.m. TranSouth Conference showdown.
With the victory CU (7-18, 3-9 TSAC) ended an eight-game losing streak and was its first victory since Jan. 10 over this same Mid-Continent team.
Coach Clint Mason’s squad led for all but the final minute of the first half but could not put away the Cougars (2-17, 0-9 TSAC).
Cumberland went ahead by eight in the first half but MCU tied the game midway through the period and took the lead just before the half on a 3-pointer from April Carter.
Freshman forward Simone Ryan posted a double-double (18 points / 13 rebounds) to lead Cumberland.
Bona Ogada scored 15 points with nine rebounds for Cumberland and Chaquaila Gaten netted 10 points in the victory.
The Lady Bulldogs will participate in the WBCA Pink Zone activities Thursday, team wearing pink warm-up shirts, wrist bands, socks and strings.
All fans attending the contest are encouraged to wear pink in support of the national initiative.
All proceeds on the day of the game, including t-shirt sales and gate money, will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.
Senior center Kenneth Simms posted 13 points and 11 rebounds and Brandon Springer added 14 points, as Cumberland ran past Mid-Continent 89-68, in Saturday’s second game of the day.
Cumberland (20-3, 10-2 TSAC) outscored the Cougars, 41-21, in the final 14 minutes of the second half in a turnover-marred contest for both clubs, who combined for 49 miscues.