Homesley, Cabbil Jr. help Liberty hold off Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Caleb Homesley tossed in 19 points and Lovell Cabbil Jr. scored eight of his 11 points in the final 4:26 to send Liberty to a 69-59 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday.

Homesley sank 7 of 10 shots, including 3 of 6 from 3-point distance, for the Flames (18-4, 7-0 Atlantic Sun Conference). Cabbil added four rebounds, four assists and three steals to help Liberty notch its eighth straight win. Liberty entered play tied with Lipscomb atop the conference standings.

The Dolphins (9-13, 2-5) led 26-23 at halftime and 42-32 with 11:16 remaining after a layup by Jalyn Hinton. But Homesley buried a 3-pointer to ignite a 13-2 run that was capped by Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz’s 3 and Liberty moved in front 45-44 with 7:23 left. Jacksonville regained the lead 51-50 on a Tyreese Davis layup, but Cabbil sank a 3 and added three free throws and Elijah Cuffee added a 3-pointer for a 61-53 lead and the Flames beat the Dolphins for a second time this season.

JD Notae was the only Dolphin to reach double figures with 15 points. Notae made just 1 of 5 from beyond the arc as the Dolphins shot just 23.5 percent from distance.