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James leads Liberty over N. Florida in Atlantic Sun tourney

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Scottie James had a season-high 24 points as Liberty defeated North Florida 71-63 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney on Thursday night.

Liberty (27-6) will face Lipscomb (25-6) in the championship game on Sunday. Lipscomb knocked off NJIT 78-55 on Thursday.

Caleb Homesley had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Flames. Elijah Cuffee added 10 points.

Garrett Sams had 22 points for the Ospreys (16-17). Wajid Aminu added 14 points. Carter Hendricksen had 11 points.

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Key Players
I. Gandia-Rosa
L. Cabbil
29.9 Min. Per Game 29.9
11.5 Pts. Per Game 11.5
2.8 Ast. Per Game 2.8
3.7 Reb. Per Game 3.7
42.5 Field Goal % 49.2
38.6 Three Point % 43.9
75.0 Free Throw % 86.0
  Defensive rebound by Liberty 15.0
  JT Escobar missed 3-pt. jump shot 17.0
+ 1 Scottie James made 2nd of 2 free throws 21.0
+ 1 Scottie James made 1st of 2 free throws 21.0
  Personal foul on JT Escobar 21.0
  Defensive rebound by Scottie James 23.0
  Wajid Aminu missed 2nd of 2 free throws 23.0
  Wajid Aminu missed 1st of 2 free throws 23.0
  Shooting foul on Keenan Gumbs 23.0
  Offensive rebound by Wajid Aminu 23.0
  Garrett Sams missed driving layup 25.0
Team Stats
Points 63 71
Field Goals 23-49 (46.9%) 28-55 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 13-27 (48.1%) 5-13 (38.5%)
Free Throws 4-7 (57.1%) 10-16 (62.5%)
Total Rebounds 30 28
Offensive 3 5
Defensive 23 19
Team 4 4
Assists 14 13
Steals 4 8
Blocks 1 1
Turnovers 16 6
Fouls 18 8
Technicals 0 0
22 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
24 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo North Florida 16-17 303363
home team logo Liberty 27-6 353671
Team Stats
away team logo North Florida 16-17 75.3 PPG 40.9 RPG 15.8 APG
home team logo Liberty 27-6 73.7 PPG 35.2 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
11
G. Sams G 12.5 PPG 4.9 RPG 2.5 APG 38.9 FG%
31
S. James F 12.6 PPG 8.6 RPG 1.1 APG 66.5 FG%
Top Scorers
G. Sams G 22 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
S. James F 24 PTS 9 REB 2 AST
46.9 FG% 50.9
48.1 3PT FG% 38.5
57.1 FT% 62.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. Sams 22 5 1 7/17 6/11 2/3 4 35 1 0 2 0 5
W. Aminu 14 6 1 6/8 0/1 2/4 4 29 0 1 5 3 3
C. Hendricksen 11 3 2 4/7 3/5 0/0 1 30 1 0 5 0 3
I. Gandia-Rosa 8 4 6 3/4 2/2 0/0 1 33 1 0 1 0 4
J. Escobar 6 2 1 2/6 2/5 0/0 2 33 0 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. Sams 22 5 1 7/17 6/11 2/3 4 35 1 0 2 0 5
W. Aminu 14 6 1 6/8 0/1 2/4 4 29 0 1 5 3 3
C. Hendricksen 11 3 2 4/7 3/5 0/0 1 30 1 0 5 0 3
I. Gandia-Rosa 8 4 6 3/4 2/2 0/0 1 33 1 0 1 0 4
J. Escobar 6 2 1 2/6 2/5 0/0 2 33 0 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Burkhardt 2 1 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 1 20 0 0 0 0 1
E. Balogun 0 5 0 0/3 0/1 0/0 4 13 0 0 1 0 5
B. Coffey II 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 7 1 0 1 0 0
T. Day - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Horchler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Lambright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Schach - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Copeland - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 63 26 14 23/49 13/27 4/7 18 200 4 1 16 3 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. James 24 9 2 9/16 0/1 6/10 0 27 1 0 0 5 4
C. Homesley 13 7 3 5/14 2/5 1/2 0 34 0 1 0 0 7
E. Cuffee 10 2 1 4/6 2/4 0/0 3 32 1 0 0 0 2
L. Cabbil 9 1 2 4/5 1/1 0/0 3 26 1 0 1 0 1
G. Pacheco-Ortiz 5 1 3 1/3 0/1 3/4 1 33 2 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. James 24 9 2 9/16 0/1 6/10 0 27 1 0 0 5 4
C. Homesley 13 7 3 5/14 2/5 1/2 0 34 0 1 0 0 7
E. Cuffee 10 2 1 4/6 2/4 0/0 3 32 1 0 0 0 2
L. Cabbil 9 1 2 4/5 1/1 0/0 3 26 1 0 1 0 1
G. Pacheco-Ortiz 5 1 3 1/3 0/1 3/4 1 33 2 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Baxter-Bell 6 0 1 3/6 0/0 0/0 0 12 1 0 2 0 0
K. Gumbs 4 1 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 14 1 0 2 0 1
D. McGhee 0 3 1 0/3 0/1 0/0 0 22 1 0 1 0 3
Z. Farquhar - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McDowell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Newton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Dean - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Preston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Price - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 24 13 28/55 5/13 10/16 8 200 8 1 6 5 19