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CU teams post pre-Christmas wins

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Each squad visits Lindsey Wilson on Thursday, Jan. 2

By CU Press Release

Campbellsville University’s men’s basketball team won at home 101-83 on Thursday just a few hours after the Lady Tigers won in Hawaii.

Tigers pull to .500 with 101-83 win
Campbellsville University won its second-straight game by downing West Virginia University Tech 101-83.
Miles Rice scored the first five points to give Campbellsville a 5-4 lead and the Tigers didn’t look back.
Campbellsville pushed its way out to a three-possession game in the first half, but West Virginia closed the gap, cutting the Tigers’ lead to four points (34-30). But that’s when Kadeem Thornton took over the game.
Thornton rebounded a missed three by Quin Richardson and fed it back to him for a made trey to stretch CU’s lead back to seven. It was the first of four offensive rebounds, six points and two assists by Thornton to close the half. His two free throws with 35 seconds left gave CU its largest lead of the half (50-38).
While Thornton finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the game, Richardson was the one who led CU in scoring from the field, shooting 7-10 off the bench, including three threes to score a career-high 17 points.
Rice led CU’s free-throw efforts, hitting 8-8 from the line down the stretch to finish with a game-high 19 points.
Every Tiger in the game scored for the third time in four games, including five in double-figures. Eric Gaines followed Rice and Richardson’s lead with 14 points while Jordan Myers joined Thornton with 12 points. Gaines also led CU with nine rebounds.

Clements leads Lady Tigers in bounce-back triumph
Madison Clements was perfect in just about everything she did, leading the Lady Tigers’ balanced attack with 13 points and a 79-47 win over Pacific University in the Hoop N Surf Classic.
“It’s good that we bounced back and it’s good to see everyone play,” coach Ginger Colvin said as her CU women bounced back from a 61-55 overtime setback a day earlier to Menlo College.
“We didn’t want to go .500 on the trip, but it’s good to get a win and get back on track.”
 Clements finished 3-3 from the field, 1-1 from behind the arc and 6-6 from the free throw line.
She led two other Lady Tigers in double figures as Katie Allen and Caroline Owen had 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Daizah Kimberland had a game-high nine rebounds and Kristen Jacob had seven. Those two helped CU to a 39-32 edge on the boards.
The Lady Tigers forced the Lady Boxers into 18 miscues. Ellen Sholtes had three steals and Allen dished out six assists.
Menlo used a 10-3 run late in overtime to pin a 61-55 loss on the previously-unbeaten CU women on Wednesday.
“I don’t think we were ready for the physicality,” Colvin said. “Honestly, I thought we got a little rattled.
 “That was our first real challenge,” continued Colvin. “Not taking anything away from any teams we’ve played, but that was the best so far.”
 The loss cancelled out a 20-point performance from Caroline Owen.
 “I feel bad for Caroline,” said Colvin. “She just played awesome.”
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 The Lady Tigers go on the road after a short Christmas break, when they travel on Saturday (2:00) to Nashville and a game against Bay Path College in the Music City Classic at Trevecca University. On Sunday, CU will play Hiwassee College before returning home to host Milligan on Tuesday at 6:00 in the Powell Athletic Center.
Mid-South Conference play resumes on Thursday, Jan. 2 with Campbellsville University’s women’s and men’s teams playing at Lindsey Wilson College at 7 and 9 p.m., respectively.
After Saturday, Jan. 4 games (at 3 and 5) at Cumberland (Tenn.) University, the Lady Tigers and Tigers will host Georgetown College on Thursday, Jan. 9 (6 and 8 p.m.) and University of the Cumberlands on Saturday, Jan. 11 (at 2 and 4 p.m.)