Pacheco-Ortiz leads Liberty to historic Big South mark
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 13 points with three 3-pointers and Liberty defeated Longwood 61-45 on Thursday night to win 14 games in Big South Conference play for the first time.
The Flames (19-11, 14-3) made 22 field goals Thursday, 10 from 3-point range and remain in a second-place tie with Winthrop. They close the regular season Saturday at Big South leader UNC-Asheville.
Liberty rebounds from loss by crushing Longwood, 93-62
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite hit four 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Liberty bounced back from a Saturday loss to Big South leader Winthrop to crush Longwood 93-62 on Thursday night.
The Flames (12-10, 7-2) had been on a season-best four game win streak before falling to the Eagles.
Clutch Kemrite propels Liberty past High Point 62-58
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Myo Baxter-Bell and Brock Gardner each scored 11 points, and Ryan Kemrite's late 3s helped Liberty upend High Point 62-58 on Wednesday night.
Kemrite hit a 3 tying the score at 53 with 2:37 left, and after Tarique Thompson made one of two free throws, Kemrite buried another 3 with 1:55 to go for a 56-54 lead that Liberty (9-9, 4-1 Big South) would never give up. Kemrite added two free throws for a 60-56 lead.
Kemrite, Liberty beat Charleston Southern 81-70
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite scored seven of his 19 points in the final 4:01 to help Liberty hold off Charleston Southern for an 81-70 win on Saturday.
The Flames (7-8, 2-0 Big South) had a 7-0 run to lead 69-56 on Brock Gardner's pair of free throws with 3:52 left. Liberty kept its lead between 11 and 15 from there.
Kemrite scores 16, Liberty beats Presbyterian in BSC opener
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite hit three 3-pointers and finished with 16 points, Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz added three more 3s and scored 13 and Liberty beat Presbyterian 77-61 in the Big South Conference opener for both teams on Thursday night.
Brock Gardner had 11 points for Liberty, which tied a season high with 12 3-pointers.
Liberty beats Clarks Summit 81-33 behind Gardner
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Brock Gardner scored 18 points, Myo Baxter-Bell scored 16, grabbed 11 rebounds and made five assists, and Liberty never trailed in defeating Division III Clarks Summit 81-33 on Friday night to end a three-game skid.