LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz registered 16 points as Liberty beat Jacksonville 72-58 in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament quarterfinals on Monday night.
Cuffee, Homesley lift Liberty past Kennesaw State 76-59
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Elijah Cuffee had 16 points to lead five Liberty players in double figures as the Flames defeated Kennesaw State 76-59 on Tuesday night. Caleb Homesley added 15 points for...
James leads Liberty over Florida Gulf Coast 74-67
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James recorded 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead Liberty to a 74-67 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday night.
Caleb Homesley had 13 points for Liberty (21-5, 10-1 Atlantic Sun Conference). Lovell Cabbil added 12 points. Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz had 10 points for the home team.
Schadrac Casimir had 33 points for the Eagles (10-16, 5-6). Dinero Mercurius added 16 points.
Liberty bounces back to beat NJIT 77-57
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 18 points, Caleb Homesley added 17 and Scottie James had 16 with 10 rebounds as Liberty bounced back from its lone conference loss with a 77-57 win over NJIT on Saturday night.
Pacheco-Ortiz made all four of his 3-point attempts and Homesley and Lovell Cabbil (13 points) made three each for the Flames, who shot 52 percent overall and 46 percent from the arc.
Liberty downs SC State 79-55 for best start since 1991
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 18 points with six 3-pointers, Scottie James added 14 points with eight rebounds, and Liberty never trailed in beating South Carolina State 79-55 on Tuesday night.
Lovell Cabbil had 15 points, Caleb Homesley 13 and Elijah Cuffee 11 for the Flames, who are 8-2 for the first time since 1991.
Liberty outshot the Bulldogs 56 percent to 39 percent, scored 24 points off of 15 turnovers and made 28 field goals on 25 assists, led by Cabbil's five.
Cabbil reaches 1,000 points, Liberty rolls in opener
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Lovell Cabbil scored 17 points, surpassing 1,000 for his career, and Liberty coasted to an 89-40 win over Maine Fort Kent in its season opener on Thursday night.
Cabbil was 6 of 9 from the field with three 3-pointers, putting him at 1,015 career points, good for 24th on the school career list.
Polite Jr. guides Radford to 63-50 win over Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and five steals to propel Radford to a 63-50 victory over Liberty on Thursday night.
Liberty holds off Gardner-Webb 77-65
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite and Elijah Cuffee had 15 points each and Liberty withstood Gardner-Webb down the stretch for a 77-65 win on Saturday night.
The Flames (16-11, 7-7 Big South) closed the game on an 8-0 run in the final minute — all at the foul line — and led the entire second half, by as many as 14 early in the period. But the Bulldogs (12-15, 7-7) rallied to within one on David Efianayi's layup that made it 59-58 with 6:29 left.
James leads Liberty to 77-61 win as Flames sweep Winthrop
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James had 21 points and Caleb Homesley added 16 as Liberty rolled over Winthrop 77-61 on Thursday night to sweep the Eagles for the season.
Liberty (14-10, 5-6 Big South) beat Winthrop 73-70 earlier in the year, which gave the Flames their first regular season sweep of Winthrop since the 2003-04 season.
Clemons, Burk score 74 combined; Campbell hits 23 3s
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Chris Clemons and Marcus Burk each made 10 3-pointers as Campbell set a program and Big South Conference game record with 23 3s in its 94-85 victory over Liberty on Tuesday night.
The Camels (12-9, 6-3) hit 23 of 33 from distance (69.7 percent), surpassing their previous high of 16 against Johnson & Wales on Dec. 19, 2016 and Winthrop in 1993. The conference mark for makes in a non-league game is 24 by VMI against Southern Virginia in 2009.
Proctor, Fox lead High Point comeback to top Liberty, 71-60
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Jahaad Proctor and Andre Fox combined to score 46 points as High Point came from 13 points down in the second half to beat Liberty, 71-60 in a Big South contest on Thursday night.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak to the Flames.
Fox hit a 3-pointer with 11:17 left that got High Point even at 45-45. After trading layups, Fox hit a jumper, two free throws and a 3 to give the Panthers a 54-47 lead.
Radford moves alone atop Big South with OT win over Liberty
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 18 and made all seven of his field-goal attempts, including the go-ahead dunk with 1:25 left in overtime, to help Radford beat Liberty 59-57 on Monday night.
The Highlanders (12-7, 5-1) moved alone into first place in the Big South Conference standings with Gardner-Webb dropping into a second-place tie with UNC Asheville after a 90-67 loss to Winthrop on Monday night.
Longwood scores final 14 points to beat Liberty 58-51
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Isaiah Walton had 22 points and Longwood scored the game's final 14 points to overtake Liberty 58-51 on Friday night.
Walton and Charles Glover scored five points each and Spencer Franklin four in the game-ending rally for the Lancers (5-13, 2-3 Big South).
Williams hits 2 late FTs to give Liberty 73-70 win
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Isaiah Williams was fouled as he hauled in an offensive rebound and then made two free throws in the final ten seconds as Liberty rallied to beat Winthrop 73-70 on Tuesday night.
Liberty pulls away for 60-48 win over Presbyterian
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz led a balanced attack with 14 points and Liberty pulled away for a 60-48 win over Presbyterian on Saturday.
Lovell Cabbil added 13 points and Caleb Homesley 12 for the Flames (11-5, 2-1 Big South Conference), who used an 11-0 run starting midway through the second half to break the game open.
Pacheco-Ortiz hits 7 3s, Liberty drops Charleston Southern
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz had a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points to lead Liberty to a 70-53 win over Charleston Southern on Tuesday night.
Scottie James added 14 points and matched his career high with 15 rebounds and Caleb Homesley scored 11, all in the second half, as the Flames (10-5, 1-1 Big South) pulled away. Pacheco-Ortiz was 7 of 8 behind the arc and missed his only shot inside.
O’Reilly’s career-high 27 carries Gardner-Webb to 58-55 win
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Liam O'Reilly scored 22 of his career-high 27 points in the second half and Gardner-Webb defeated Liberty 58-55 in a Big South opener Saturday.
Pacheco-Ortiz scores 17, leads Liberty past Howard, 75-55
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz had a season-high 17 points and Scottie James had his second-consecutive double-double to help Liberty beat Howard 75-55 on Monday night.
Pacheco-Ortiz made 6 of 7 from the field, grabbed five rebounds and had four assists, while James had 14 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, and 10 rebounds. Caleb Homesley scored 15 points, Ryan Kemrite added 11 and freshman Elijah Cuffee tied his career high with 10 points for Liberty (5-2).
Liberty uses free throws to hold of Quinnipiac 84-72
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in leading Liberty over Quinnipiac 84-72 on Sunday in the seventh-place game at the Paradise Jam.
Lovell Cabbil added 19 points and Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz 12 for the Flames (3-2), who won on their home floor in the tournament moved from Puerto Rico because of hurricane damage.
Liberty (3-2) trailed by four at halftime but took the lead for good on a Ryan Kemrite 3 pointer with 13:31 left.
Corey Davis’ putback wins it for Houston, 68-66
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Corey Davis' putback with 0.3 seconds left gave Houston a 68-66 victory over Liberty on Saturday in a consolation semifinal in the Paradise Jam.
Devin Davis missed a straightaway jumper with three seconds left but Davis was there to put in the game-winner.
The Cougars (2-1) will play in the consolation semifinals while Liberty will be in the seventh-place game on Sunday.
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.
Johnson scores 24 as Winthrop moves into second-place tie
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Keon Johnson scored 24 points and Winthrop beat Liberty 84-67 on Saturday to join the Flames in a second-place tie in the Big South Conference.
The Eagles (21-6, 13-3) swept the season series from Liberty (18-11, 13-3) with the two teams trailing UNC Asheville (14-2) with two games remaining.
Anders Broman scored 17 points and Xavier Cooks scored 14 points with 13 rebounds for the Eagles, who shot 50 percent and were 10 of 25 on 3-pointers.
Baxter-Bell with 19, Liberty beats Charleston Southern 76-69
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Myo Baxter-Bell scored 19 points as Liberty notched its sixth-straight win, beating Charleston Southern 76-69 on Saturday.
Ryan Kemrite added 16 points for the Flames (17-10, 12-2 Big South). Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz and Lovell Cabbil had 12 points apiece. John Dawson led with 10 rebounds in addition to his eight points.
The team averaged 49 percent shooting from the floor compared to 37.5 percent for Charleston Southern.
Liberty beats Gardner-Webb in 2OT for 5th straight win
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 28 points and Liberty won its fifth straight 92-87 on Thursday night to remain in a tie with UNC Asheville atop the Big South standings.
Liberty (16-10, 11-2) trailed 61-56 with just 45 seconds left in regulation. After grabbing a defensive rebound, John Dawson drilled a 3 for Liberty to make it 61-59. The Flames forced a turnover on the next possession, followed by two Pacheco-Ortiz free throws to send it to OT.
Reid’s 3 at buzzer lifts Liberty over Radford 57-54
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 15 points, A.C. Reid hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Liberty beat Radford 57-54 on Saturday night to win its fourth straight.
The Flames rallied to a 37-36 lead in the second half after holding the Highlanders scoreless for four minutes, but Radford pulled ahead 49-47 on Christian Bradford's layup with 5:40 to go. Pacheco-Ortiz tied it with a free throw then put Liberty up 52-49 with a layup.
Liberty holds Campbell to 16 1st-half points, wins 72-40
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Lovell Cabbil scored 16 points and Liberty held Campbell to a season-low 16 first-half points in a 72-40 victory on Saturday to move to 6-0 on the road in Big South play.
Campbell was just 5-of-24 shooting (20.8 percent) in the first half and finished at 26.1.
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.
Kemrite, Dawson with 20 each lead Liberty past Gardner-Webb
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite and John Dawson scored 20 points each and combined to make five straight free throws in the final 36 seconds to give Liberty a 65-62 win over Gardner-Webb on Thursday night.
Dawson gave the Flames (11-9, 6-1 Big South Conference) the lead for good with a pair of free throws at 62-60. Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz stole it from Gardner-Webb's DJ Laster with 22 seconds and Kemrite made two more free throws to make it a four-point lead.
Lovell leads Liberty in 61-54 win over Campbell
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Lovell Cabbil scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed five rebounds as Liberty beat Campbell 61-54 on Saturday.
Cabbil was 6 of 12 from the field and 7 of 8 from the line for Liberty (8-9, 3-1 Big South Conference). Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz added 11 points and five rebounds and John Dawson had 10 points and four rebounds.
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 Central Penn 62-48 behind Homesley
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Caleb Homesley scored 15 points and set career highs with 11 rebounds and three blocks, and Liberty pulled away in the second half to beat Division II-member Central Pennsylvania College 62-48 on Tuesday night.
Tied at 22 at halftime, Liberty pulled ahead 39-34 on Homesley's free throw and led 53-43 on a 3 by Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz with 2:38 left.