Tigers drop home pair

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Cumberlands, Lindsey Wilson edge CU men.

By CU Press Release



A buzzer-beating, three-point basket by University of the Cumberlands’ Matt Daniel capped off a double-overtime thriller in Powell Athletic Center on Jan. 21 as Campbellsville University fell short 78-77.
The loss was the third of the season in Mid-South Conference play for the Tigers on a last-possession basket by the opposing team.
Cedric Henderson knocked down a pair of free throws with 5.8 seconds left to break a 75-75 tie, but Daniel worked his way down court and tossed up a three from the right wing as the horn sounded — one of only nine made baskets for the Patriots since halftime.
Campbellsville rallied from 38-29 halftime deficit to out-score Cumberlands, 28-19 in the second half.
Cumberlands’ final 12 points in regulation came from the free-throw line, including a pair by Zavion Neely to tie the game 57-57 and force overtime.
In the first overtime, both teams allowed only 10 points. Once again, the Patriots could only score from the charity stripe until Daniel hit a jumper with 1:44 remaining to pull within a point (64-63). The field goal ended a 16-minute, 0-of-11 Patriots’ drought from the field.
Campbellsville worked its lead up to four, 67-63, on a Bryton Taylor three-pointer, but the Patriots rallied again with a tip-in at the buzzer (67-67) by Patrico Leadon.
Henderson led Campbellsville on the day with 20 points, eight assists and seven steals in his 36 minutes played while Daniel led all scorers with 27 points in his 50 minutes played.
Three other Tigers posted double-figures offensively, with 15 points from Jordan Myers and 10 each from Jonas Bohm and Justin Ennis.
Campbellsville (13-7, 2-6 MSC) will start the second half of the MSC schedule Thursday, Jan. 26 (8:00) against Shawnee State.

Campbellsville, Ky.
Cumberlands (78) — Santiago 12, Goins 7, Neely 6, Daniel 27, Watts 5, Cungious 6, Leadon 15. Totals 23-60 27-34 78. Campbellsville (77) — Smith 7, Bohm 10, Henderson 20, Ennis 10, Taylor 5, Bobson 3, Thomas 3, Myers 15, Bakare 4. Totals 25-63 20-29 77. Half-time — Cumberlands 38-29. 3-pointers — Cumberlands 5-18 (Daniel 4), Campbellsville 7-25 (Ennis 2, Myers 2). Rebounds — Cumberlands 46 (Leadon 10, Daniel 7), Campbellsville 33 (Smith 6, Bohm 5, Henderson 5). Assists — Cumberlands 8 (Grigsby 2, Neely 2), Campbellsville 17 (Henderson 8, Smith 3). Steals — Cumberlands 2 (Daniel, Vaughn), Campbellsville 11 (Henderson 7). Blocks — Cumberlands 3 (Santiago 2), Campbellsville 3 (Smith 2).

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Campbellsville University’s four-game win streak in the Highway 55 rivalry came to an end on Jan. 19 in front of a capacity home crowd as No. 11 Lindsey Wilson College used second half runs to beat the 20th-ranked Tigers 71-65.  
The game was controlled by large scoring runs by both teams. The Tigers were the first to string together a run, posting a 10-0 run early in the half to go up 12-2. The lead grew to 11 points (15-4) before Lindsey Wilson scored eight straight to even the score at 15. CU managed to hold onto its lead most of the first half, ending the half with a six-point lead after a three-pointer by Bryton Taylor.
Lindsey Wilson started the second half with a four-minute, 10-2 run to take the lead. Chase Cox connected on back-to-back threes before Kalen Kimberland gave the Blue Raiders a 37-35 lead on a fast break. He finished the night with a team-high 19 points.
Jordan Myers ended CU’s drought with a three-pointer to put the Tigers in front 39-38, but the lead was brief. Kimberland countered with a three to spark another 10-point run. The 22-9 out-pouring by LWC in the first 10 minutes of the second half was fueled by seven Tiger turnovers. LWC shot 75 percent during the stretch while CU fell cold at 25 percent.
The Tigers rallied in the final two minutes, cutting their deficit to single-digits as Henderson took over the game. The senior point guard scored 11 of his 25 points in the final 2:10 of the game, but the run was too late for the Tigers. Lindsey Wilson connected on 10-12 free throws during the same stretch. Most of the free throws were by Chase Spreen, who scored 16 for the Blue Raiders. Wesley Hanspard had 11.
Once again, Henderson was close to a triple-double for the Tigers, securing nine rebounds and eight assists with his game-high 26 points. Justin Ennis and Reggie Smith followed Henderson’s lead with 13 and 12 points, respectively.