Liberty vs High Point

Liberty 61, High Point 60


CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Liberty built a 17-point halftime lead, then held off a furious High Point rally for a 61-60 upset Thursday night in a Big South tournament quarterfinal.

The Flames (13-20, 6-10) will play Gardner-Webb in Saturday's semifinals.

Liberty, which never trailed, led 39-22 at halftime and by 19 early in the second half. But High Point (17-13, 12-4) mounted a furious late rally. The Panthers, down by 19, got within a point in the final minute but couldn't get off a shot in the closing seconds.

Tavares Speaks led Liberty with 17 points. Davon Marshall scored 16 and John Caleb Sanders pitched in 12. Sanders was 6 for 6 at the foul line, and Liberty was a collective 17 of 18 at the stripe. High Point made 18 of 26 free throws.

Liberty shot 44.4 percent from the field (20 of 45). High Point hit 33.3 percent (19 of 57).

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Liberty (13-20) «392261
High Point (17-13)223860

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Liberty Flames
A. Smith, F261-12-26014
J. Coronado, F221-22-27044
T. Speaks, G387-123-452217
D. Marshall, G375-82-222216
J. Sanders, G333-126-635412
T. Gielo242-70-04024
J. Vander Pol131-22-23144
C. Roberts50-10-00010
S. Ogukwe20-00-00000
L. Taylor00-00-01000
Totals 20-4517-1837102061
High Point Panthers
A. Chaney, F276-104-580417
C. Law, F221-47-128249
A. Weary, G332-105-65319
D. McGaughy, G255-111-101113
D. Edwards, G231-80-01113
B. Mikulic190-30-03000
D. Wallace130-20-01020
H. McIntyre121-21-21023
J. Simms121-30-00012
L. Cugini72-40-00014
T. Duncan70-00-00000
Totals 19-5718-263071760
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point9-915-16235
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Other games
WISC 43 Final
ORE 53 Final