Liberty 76, S. Virginia 51
John Caleb Sanders came off the bench to score 14 points as
Liberty won its first game of the season, beating Southern Virginia
Liberty’s starters opened the game making just 1 of 7 shots.
After a mass substitution, the Flames made four of their next five
shots to take a 16-12 lead behind a Chad Donley 3-pointer.
Southern Virginia (4-2) closed the gap to 18-17 but Donley hit
another trey, sparking an 18-8 run over the final 8 minutes of the
Liberty (1-8) shot 13 of 26, compared to just 10 of 29 for
Southern Virginia, and got 22 bench points in the first half.
Sanders’ two free throws at the 5:36 mark of the second half put
Liberty up 64-46.
Liberty shot a season-high 57.4 percent (27 of 47) from the
field, including 7 of 14 from deep.
Isaac Jacobson led Southern Virginia with 16 points.