Do you remember this thriller? Liberty was trailing High Point 56-47 with 2:10 remaining in the contest. Game over right? Wrong. The Flames scored 14 straight points to finish the game and capture the 61-56 victory.
The contest had an exciting final 2 minutes fueled primarily by Senior Guard Anthony Smith:
- 2:10 HPU’s Steadman Short dunk to give HPU 56-47 lead
- 1:43 Anthony Smith was fouled and hit 1 of 2 free throws, HPU 56-48
- 1:34 HPU’s Eugene Harris was fouled and missed the front end of a 1-and-1
- 1:16 Anthony Smith hit 1 of 2 free throws, HPU 56-49
- 1:16-1:04 Kyle Ohman rebounded Smith’s free throw miss; Anthony Smith was fouled shooting a 3; he made all 3 FT’s, HPU 56-52
- 0:56 Turnover by Nick Barbour
- 0:36 3-pointer made by Anthony Smith, HPU 56-55
- 0:25 Turnover by David Singleton, Anthony Smith with the steal
- 0:17 3-pointer made by Kyle Ohman, Liberty takes lead 58-56
- 0:10 Turnover by David Singleton, Anthony Smith with the steal
- 0:06 Field goal made by Seth Curry, LU 60-56
- 0:04 Turnover by Nick Barbour, Anthony Smith with the steal
- 0:02 Jesse Sanders was fouled and hit 1 of 2 free throws, LU wins 61-56
Anthony Smith led the team with 24 points and 4 steals. Kyle Ohman also added 19 points. Seth Curry had an off night going 4-17 from the field and 1-8 from 3 for only 9 points; his 2nd lowest scoring output of the season.
Liberty returns to the Millis Center to take on High Point tonight at 7pm.