The Liberty Flames saw an end to a 4 game winning streak on Monday evening at Georgetown as the Flames fell to 6-2 on the season.
Both teams went back and forth throughout the first half with neither team able to create any gap from the other on the scoreboard. The Hoyas dominated the glass, out-rebounding the Flames by a sizable margin in the first half. The Flames stayed close primarily thanks to three point shooting.
Georgetown took control of the game in the 2nd half thanks to some strong 3 point shooting as the Flames went cold on the offensive end of the floor. The Hoyas used a 33-12 extended run to push the lead to 73-50 with just less than 8 minutes to play. The Flames kept competing and would cut into the deficit over the final minutes, but were never able to get it closer than 10 as Patrick Ewing’s team went on to win by the final score of 88-78.
The Hoyas shot over 50% from the field, over 60% from 3, and had 24 more free throw attempts than the Flames did. Georgetown also utilized a rebounding edge of 18.
A balanced scoring effort was paced by Scottie James’ 18 while Darius McGhee added 19 and Lovell Cabbil finished with 13.
Following a stretch of 5 games in 11 days, Liberty has the rest of this week off for exams. The Flames will return to the court on Tuesday, December 11 at home against South Carolina State.