James, Cabbil lead Liberty past Lipscomb 74-66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scottie James had 17 points to lead five Liberty players in double figures as the Flames topped Lipscomb 74-66 on Wednesday night.
Lovell Cabbil added 16 points for the Flames. Caleb Homesley chipped in 12, Myo Baxter-Bell scored 11 and Darius McGhee had 10. Homesley also had 10 rebounds for the Flames (22-5, 11-1 Atlantic Sun). Liberty's win leaves the two teams tied for first place in the conference.
Liberty remains unbeaten in Atlantic Sun with 70-64 win
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James scored 18 points and Caleb Homesley 14 and Liberty remained undefeated in the Atlantic Sun Conference with a 70-64 victory on Saturday night for the Flames' sixth consecutive win.
James and Homesley scored 10 points each in the second half after Liberty (16-4, 5-0) trailed 35-32 at halftime.
There were 20 ties and 15 lead changes with Liberty going up for good with an 8-0 run covering nearly four minutes to lead 67-59 with 28 seconds remaining.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Tarkus Ferguson scored 16 points and Illinois-Chicago beat Liberty 67-51 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the CIT.
UIC closed the first half on an 8-3 run for 28-24 lead and held the first double-digit lead of the game at 40-29 on Godwin Boahen's 3-pointer. Michael Diggins started a 14-0 run with a 3-pointer, Boahen's 3 capped it for a 56-37 advantage and UIC led by at least 14 the rest of the way.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Scottie James and Myo Baxter-Bell scored 14 points apiece, leading five into double figures as Liberty led almost the entire game to oust Campbell 73-59 in a Big South quarterfinal Thursday night.
The Flames (19-13) advance to Friday's semifinal round, facing off against top-seeded UNC Asheville.
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.
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.
Liberty eases past Maryland-Eastern Shore 71-49
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite had 12 points and reserves Caleb Homesley and Myo Baxter-Bell combined to score 21 to lead Liberty to a 71-49 romp over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday night.
Baxter-Bell scored 11 with four rebounds and four assists and Homesley added 10 points, four assists and three rebounds for the Flames (7-3), who dominated the first half and led 38-16 at intermission.
Hot-shooting Liberty rolls over D-II Toccoa Falls, 96-50
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Myo Baxter-Bell hit 8 of 9 from the field to score 18 points off the bench and lead four players into double-figure scoring as Liberty routed Division II Toccoa Falls, 96-50 on Saturday afternoon.
The Flames, who picked up one win in three games at the Paradise Jam, lapped the Screaming Eagles in the first half, taking a 54-25 advantage into intermission and cruising to the finish.
Thomas scores 31, UNC-Asheville remains tied atop Big South
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas scored 31 points and ended the game with consecutive 3-pointers as UNC-Asheville broke away late to defeat Liberty 63-45 in Saturday's windup of the Big South Conference regular season.
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 Presbyterian, takes over top spot in Big South
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Myo Baxter-Bell had career highs with 19 points and four steals and Liberty beat Presbyterian 71-51 on Tuesday night to take sole possession of first place in the Big South Conference.
Ryan Kemrite hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points while John Dawson scored nine with five assists for Liberty (13-2, 8-2), which is a half-game up on UNC-Asheville and Winthrop.
Liberty uses free throws to beat Radford in overtime
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Lovell Cabbil scored 16 points, Ryan Kemrite 14 and Myo Baxter-Bell 12 with the three combining for Liberty's 12 overtime points — all free throws — and the Flames escaped with a 71-64 victory over Radford on Saturday.
Kemrite made six free throws, Cabbil four and Baxter-Bell two in the extra period. John Dawson added 11 points for the Flames (10-9, 5-1), equaling their best start in the Big South since 2010-11.
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.
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.
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.