Liberty vs Winthrop

Winthrop 65, Liberty 63


ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Joab Jerome knocked down a jumper with 1:24 left that would hold as the game-winner, and the Winthrop defense completely shut down Liberty from there to hold on to a 65-63 win on Thursday night.

The Eagles couldn't get more of a two-point cushion in the game's final 5 1/2 minutes, but wouldn't need to after Jerome's big shot gave them the final margin. Winthrop's defense forced three missed Flames shots, two mid-range jumpers and a 3-ball, in the final 1:07 of the contest to hold on to the victory.

Liberty led by just two points at halftime, but Winthrop outscored the Flames 32-28 to seal it in the second half.

Reggie Middleton led the Eagles (9-13, 6-5 Big South Conference) with 20 points. George Valentine double-doubled, scoring 12 points and grabbing 14 boards.

Antwan Burrus and David Minaya had 13 points each to lead Liberty (7-15, 2-8).

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Liberty Flames
A. Burrus, F376-101-251213
T. Gielo, F81-10-00023
J. Sanders, G384-92-2810010
D. Minaya, G355-102-221213
T. Speaks, G323-82-23028
J. Sanders234-80-030110
J. Vander Pol172-42-34036
A. Smith50-10-03010
C. Phillips30-00-00000
W. Aikens10-00-00000
E. Layer10-00-00000
Totals 25-519-1131121363
Winthrop Eagles
G. Valentine, F396-140-0141212
J. Jerome, F313-63-314310
M. Morgan, F262-70-25134
A. Jones, G375-110-051110
R. Middleton, G358-161-236120
J. Bourne131-21-21033
G. Gamble122-60-00006
R. King50-00-00100
L. Brown20-00-01000
Totals 27-625-934141365
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point9-915-16235
Char. So.7-1112-19295
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