Morgan St. 81, Liberty 69

Aric Brooks scored 18 points and hot-shooting Morgan State

coasted to an 81-69 win over Liberty on Saturday.

The Bears, who came into the game shooting 41.4 percent from the

field, made 55.1 percent (27 of 49) of their shots, including 8 of

13 from 3-point range.

DeWayne Jackson and Justin Black each added 15 points for the

Bears (6-18), who snapped five-game losing streak. It was Morgan

State’s most points scored in regulation this season.

Morgan State built its biggest lead of 22 points with 3:15 to

play in the first half of the Bracket Busters game on the strength

of 15-of-24 shooting during the first 20 minutes.

Jesse Sanders scored 21 points to lead four Liberty players in

double figures. Antwan Burrus added 13 points, John Caleb Sanders

had 12 and Tavares Speaks 10 for the Flames (12-17), who had a

three-game winning streak end.