WILLIAMSBURG—The University of the Cumberlands women’s basketball team traveled to Pikeville to play in the Pikeville Classic against Covenant and Bluefield College.

On Friday, the women took on Covenant College and won 68-46. On Saturday, the women took on Bluefield College, winning 64-44.

The women took on their first opponent, Covenant College, in the Pikeville Classic on Nov. 14th. The Patriot ladies took the lead in the first half, 34-22. Lauren Wombles had her third double-double of the young season with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Madison Flowers also led the Lady Patriots in scoring with 17 of her own points. Haley Ratliff had a career high game in scoring with 13 as well as four steals and Kenyada Wade added 11 more to the Patriots score. Sonia Thompson came up with 12 rebounds and Lauren Martin also pulled down 10 boards. Johnna Abney led the Patriots with eight assists.

On the second day of the Pikeville Classic, the Patriot ladies took on Bluefield College. Lauren Wombles came through again for the Lady Patriots, recording another double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds. Lauren Martin also had a double-double with 13 points and 18 rebounds, 10 of which were on the offensive end. Madison Flowers added another 14 points to the Patriot score. Haley Ratliff was awarded the Cumberlands Patriot “Live” Player of the Game with 17 points and 9 steals over the two day tournament.

“These were ugly wins,” said coach Melissa Irvin. “We are a young team with an injury situation, but at some point we have to step up and play. We are lucky to be 4-1 at this time with all the injuries.”







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