Liberty holds off Campbell, 61-54. Here’s our rapid reactions:

  1. It wasn’t pretty as both teams struggled to shoot from the field. The Flames were just 6/25 from the field in the 2nd half, and both teams shot 39% from the field for the game.
  2. Lovell Cabbil had a career-high 21 points. He also added 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Cabbil had the added responsibility of having to guard the Big South’s top scorer, Chris Clemons. Clemons finished the game with 25 points, but he had to work very hard for them. He was 7/17 from the field and 3/10 from 3. Huge performance from Cabbil who even shook off a couple of hard spills on the afternoon.
  3. This game was a stark contrast from the Camels game Wednesday night against Charleston Southern where they scored 92 points and only had 3 turnovers. Against the Flames, Campbell scored just 54 points for the entire game and committed 4 turnovers in the first 8 minutes of the game. The Camels finished the game with 17 turnovers.
  4. The Flames used a hot stretch in the midway point of the first half, making 10 straight field goals, and pushing the lead to 11. Liberty used that stretch to hold off the Camels during the cold shooting of the 2nd half.
  5. Liberty outscored the Camels 28-16 in points in the paint.
  6. Campbell has still never won in the Vines Center. Liberty is 10-1 against the Camels all-time in Lynchburg with the only loss coming in 1976 at Jefferson Forest High School.
  7. For the first time all season, Ryan Kemrite struggled big time shooting the basketball. He was 3/11 from the field and 1/6 from 3. Kemrite did find a way to impact the game despite his shooting struggles, as he grabbed 6 rebounds and took several charges.
  8. After Liberty’s hot start in the first half, Campbell switched to a zone in the 2nd half which gave Liberty fits. As mentioned, Liberty shot just 24% from the field in the 2nd half when the Camels were in zone.
  9. Liberty uncharacteristically shot very poor from 3, making 5 of 21 shots from downtown for 23.8%. They still found a way to win the game, aided primarily by its solid defense.
  10. The Flames return to action Wednesday night at High Point at 7pm.