Liberty 65, High Point 54
Evan Gordon and Jesse Sanders each scored 16 points, and Liberty
defeated High Point 65-54 on Saturday night for its ninth straight
home win in the series.
Sanders also had 11 rebounds and David Minaya added 13 points
for the Flames (19-8, 13-2 Big South Conference), who are 13-1 at
home all-time against the Panthers.
Liberty, which has won three in a row and eight of its past
nine, led for most of the contest but could not pull away until
The Flames led 47-44 at the 6:40 mark, then went on 12-3 run to
lead 59-47 at 2:59 after a dunk by Minaya. High Point would get no
closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Nick Barbour scored 21 points and Shay Shine added 13 for the
Panthers (10-15, 6-9).
Liberty outrebounded High Point 42-26, but was outscored in the
paint by the Panthers 32-22.