James leads with 26 points as Liberty downs Longwood 67-55
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Scottie James scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Liberty notched its third-straight win, downing Longwood 67-55 on Saturday.
Lovell Cabbil added 10 points and four rebounds for the Flames (15-10, 6-6 Big South). Caleb Homesley scored nine points with four assists and five steals and led the team with 10 rebounds.
A 3-point play by James capped a 12-5 start for the Flames. Cabbil sank a 3-pointer and Ezra Talbert made a dunk in the final 34 seconds to give them a 32-26 edge at halftime.
Liberty led throughout the second half and James hit a jumper and a layup back-to-back early to help stretch it to 42-26 with 15:36 to play. Later, Cabbil and James traded 3-pointers for a 59-45 advantage with 3:41 left.
Isaiah Walton scored 20 points on five 3-pointers to lead the Lancers (6-19, 3-9) who have lost six straight.