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Cumberlands women rally to beat Georgetown 70-64

GEORGETOWN — Lauren Wombles poured in 31 points Thursday night to propel No. 16 Cumberlands past Georgetown 70-64 and into a tie with Campbellsville for first place in the Mid-South Conference.

Wombles, a 6-foot junior from London, connected for nine field goals, including a three-pointer, and made 12 of 14 free throws. Jessica Upchurch added 11 points for the Patriots (12-6, 6-0 Mid-South).

Kourtney Tyra paced Georgetown (6-11, 2-4) with 14 points.

"Pressing for 40 minutes is very hard, and (Georgetown) kind of wore down and started missing some shots in the second half," said Coach Melissa Irvin, whose Cumberlands squad trailed 34-29 at halftime. "They kind of got easy shots in the first half."

The Tigers went scoreless the first five minutes of the second half. In fact, Georgetown's only field goal in the first 10 minutes of the second half was a layup by Mandi Boykin.

Cumberlands scored 15 of the first 17 points in the half, while Georgetown was shooting 1-for-9 and committing nine turnovers.

Georgetown's pressing defense was a logical move, considering Cumberlands point guard Haley Ratliff is sidelined after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee. Stephanie Quattrociocchi filled in nicely in Ratliff's absence and scored seven points.

cumberlands 70, Georgetown 64

CUMBERLANDS (12-6, 6-0 MSC) — Quattrociocchi 2-9 2-2 7, Upchurch 4-10 0-0 11, Coleman 3-7 2-2 8, Wombles 9-22 12-14 31, Alexander 0-0 1-2 1, Edmonds 2-4 0-1 4, Brimm 3-5 2-2 8, Gustafasson 0-1 0-0 0, Salyers 0-0 0-0 0, Rodrigues 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-58 19-23 70.

GEORGETOWN (6-11, 2-4) — Waddle 2-10 1-2 6, Golden 2-3 4-4 8, Rogers 3-7 3-3 10, Tyra 4-16 5-8 14, Beining 1-3 3-4 5, Drees 1-5 0-0 2, Scott 1-4 1-2 4, Jonas 2-3 0-0 5, Fultz 2-5 1-2 5, Boykin 1-3 3-4 5, Prince 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-62 21-29 64.

Halftime—Georgetown 34-29. Three-point goals—Cumberlands 5-13 (Upchurch 3-6, Quattrociocchi 1-6, Wombles 1-3), Georgetown 5-12 (Waddle 1-3, Rogers 1-2, Tyra 1-3, Scott 1-2, Jonas 1-1, Fultz 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Cumberlands 39 (Wombles 10), Georgetown 44 (Tyra, Fultz 6). Assists—Cumberlands 6 (Quattrociocchi 3), Georgetown 10 (Tyra 4). Total fouls—Cumberlands 23, Georgetown 21. Technicals—None. A—n/a.

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