Winthrop 64, Liberty 61

Andre Jones hit two free throws with 3 seconds remaining in

overtime to help Winthrop defeat Liberty 64-61on Saturday

night.

Jones, who scored 14 points, also hit a layup with 5 seconds

remaining in regulation to tie the score 54-54 and send it into

overtime.

Reggie Middleton scored 16 points, while James Bourne and George

Valentine each added 10 for the Eagles (6-11, 3-3 Big South

Conference). Valentine also had 10 rebounds.

The Eagles never trailed in the extra period. Winthrop led 62-58

after a dunk by Valentine with 31 seconds remaining, then Liberty

cut the deficit to 62-61 with 19 seconds to go on a 3-pointer by

Jesse Sanders. Jones’ free throws iced it 16 seconds later.

The Eagles shot 42.9 percent (25 of 59) from the field.

John Caleb Sanders scored 18 points, and Jesse Sanders added 13

points and 12 rebounds for the Flames (6-13, 1-7).