The Lady Skins again found a way to win despite being short-handed as four players reached double figures in a 45-29 win over visiting Lynn Camp.
"Erika got suspended, and we had to rotate our lineup, again, with Massey already out. We just keep getting shorter and younger," said Bond.
"All we can do is get the kids to go out there, give a 100 percent effort and that's all you can ask for."
Senior guard Sheena Lee and sophomore forward Sarah Adams each scored 12 points to lead the 3-0 Lady Skins. Brianne Cornett followed with 11 points. Megan Metcalfe scored 10.
It was the second straight loss for Lynn Camp in as many nights.
"When we don't hit our free throws and don't make layups, you're not gonna score too many points," said Lynn Camp coach Richard Jones.
Cornett and Metcalfe each hit 3-pointers and Metcalfe completed a three-point play as Cumberland took a 13-6 advantage after one quarter.
Tammy Branham, a junior center, scored six of her 12 points in the opening period.
The Lady Cats missed two of eight shots from the field in the first quarter and were just two of five from the free throw line.
"We're not talented enough to go somewhere and not be ready to play," said Jones.
Savannah Melton scored three points and Branham added a basket as Lynn Camp got as close as five points with 5:12 left in the first half.
Adams scored eight points the remainder of the quarter as Cumberland took a 29-16 lead into the break.
Lee scored four points and Cornett added a basket as the Lady Skins pushed the advantage to 17 at the 2:38 mark.
Lynn Camp finished the period with an 8-2 spurt, but trailed 37-25 entering the final quarter.
After a Branham basket, Cumberland got jumpers by Metcalfe, Lee and Adams to cruise to the victory.
Bond was impressed with the play of senior forward Tonetta Kyle, who had three rebounds and three assists.
"I thought she played well in the first half. She plays real smart on both ends of the court, and I was really pleased with her," he said.
"I was also pleased with Cornett. She chased (Mandy) Smith all night and denied her the ball and taking them out of their set offense."
The Lady Cats outrebounded Cumberland 37-34, led by 13 from Branham.
"We probably got outrebounded 3-1 in the first half," said Jones. "We came out in the third quarter, even though we didn't score a lot of point because we have trouble shooting the ball, we came out and played with a lot more intensity.
"In the fourth quarter, the game was out of reach and they kind of spread it out."
Lynn Camp remains without junior forward Amanda Smith, who suffered a broken pelvis before the season began.
"We're definitely miss her, but in the same token, Cumberland is missing Massey," said Jones.
Cumberland (3-0) will participate in the Berea Holiday Classic this weekend. The Lady Skins open against Madison Southern on Friday at 5 p.m.
Lynn Camp (2-3) will host the Bowman Memorial Tournament beginning Thursday. The Lady Cats meet Corbin on Friday at 7.