By Jordan Alves
CU Sports Information Director
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Top-seeded Campbellsville Lady Tiger Basketball captured the
2018-19 Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament title with a 64-50 win
over two-seeded Shawnee State on Monday afternoon at the East Kentucky Expo Center.
The Lady Tigers avenged last year’s 81-79 loss to the Bears to take home its first
tournament title since the 2013-14 season.
Jordan Doram led the team with 21 points and pulled down four rebounds as Madison
Faulkner joined her in double-digits with 12. Faulkner registered a double-double
with 12 rebounds as the duo helped Campbellsville outscore Shawnee State 30-20 in
The 50 points for Shawnee State is also the lowest since the 2014-15 season – that
loss for the Bears was a 77-45 to Campbellsville is the regular season.
The title is the fifth in program history for the Lady Tigers – 1998, 2004, 2011,
2014 and 2019.
Faulkner scored the first five points for the Lady Tigers, as Sienna King made a
basket and Ashton Lovely hit a three-pointer to knot the game at five with 7:37 left
in the first quarter.
Madison Stewart would answer with a two-point basket on the other end to give the
lead back to the Lady Tigers. The basket would propel Campbellsville to an 8-0 run
to give Campbellsville a 13-5 lead with 4:02 remaining in the opening frame.
Campbellsville (31-2) would build the lead up to 10 with a Doram basket as
Campbellsville would hold a 21-12 advantage at the end of the first.
The lead would hang around 10 for much of the first five minutes as a pair of Doram
free throws gave Campbellsville its largest lead at 11, holding a 26-15 advantage
with 5:09 remaining in the quarter.
Bailey Cummins and Lovely would spark a 6-0 run with threes on consecutive
possessions, making it 26-21 with 4:33 left in the first half.
Campbellsville would limit the Bears to only two points for the remainder of the
half as the Lady Tigers held a 31-23 lead heading into the half.
Both teams hovered around 30-percent shooting in the first half as both teams
converted on three from long distance in the opening 20 minutes.
Campbellsville scored 16 of its 31 points off of 11 Shawnee State turnovers.
Bailey Cummins and Sienna King would start off the second-half strong for the Bears,
making its first two baskets to make it 31-27 at the eight-minute mark. Shawnee
State shot 57-percent in the first four minutes of the quarter to make it 37-32 with
3:54 remaining in the third.
Caitlyn Hall would make a three with under a minute left to get the lead back to 10,
but Sienna King converted on a layup to make it 46-38 with 40 seconds left in the
third. Doram scored her ninth point of the quarter to give the Lady Tigers a 48-38
lead heading into the fourth.
A Bailey Cummins lay in would cut the lead to 53-46 with 05:49 left, but the Lady
Tigers responded with a strong answer. The quick 5-0 spurt gave the Lady Tigers its
biggest lead of the game at 58-46 with 03:52 remaining in the game.
Campbellsville would hold onto its double-digit lead to capture its fifth MSC
Tournament title in school history. The Lady Tigers shot 42-percent from the field
and would limit Shawnee State to 15-percent from three, including 0-for-6 in the
Shawnee State (24-9) was led by Cummins’ 15 points as Sydney King joined her in
double figures with 10. The Bears now wait for an at-large bid into the National
The Lady Tigers earn the conference’s automatic bid into the NAIA National
Tournament and will head to Billings, Montana from March, 13-19.