Top-seeded Liberty beats NJIT 55-49 in ASUN quarterfinal
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Caleb Homesley scored 14 points, Scottie James added 11 points and 10 rebounds as top-seeded Liberty beat eighth-seeded NJIT 55-49 in an Atlantic Sun Conference tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday night.
The Flames (28-4) will face No. 4 seed Stetson (16-16) in a semifinal on Thursday. Liberty split the series with the Hatters, losing at Stetson 48-43 in January but winning in a rout at home, 77-49 on Feb. 22.
Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz added 13 points for Liberty.
The Flames never trailed after making their first basket and led by double digits for most of the second half. NJIT used a 7-2 spurt to cut the deficit to 50-45 with about a minute left but didn’t get closer.
The Flames’ 22 first-half points marked a season low for the team.