The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team set off this past Monday for a trip to Costa Rica. While there, they competed in 3 exhibition games, visited an orphanage, and enjoyed the scenery of the beautiful country.
The trip started a bit bumpy as their plane was delayed due to the Delta power outage.
#Delta I’m sorry but never again
— ⚫️ (@ACReid2) August 8, 2016
After a 12 hour travel day, the entire #LibertyMBB crew is FINALLY en route to Costa Rica! Praise the Lord – we out!!!! ✌??
— Ellie McKay (@ellieamckay) August 8, 2016
In their first game, the Flames faced the University of Ottawa. After getting off to a rough start, Liberty lost, 71-60. the Flames were p aced by Myo Baxter-Bell’s 12 points. John Dawson chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds.
Their 2nd game was against the Costa Rican national team, where the Flames rebounded to win 60-49. Lovell Cabbil led the way in the victory with 11 points while connecting on 3 of his 4 3-point field goals.
In Liberty’s 3rd and final game of the trip, the Flames were able to improve their record to 2-1 as they defeated Brock University, 71-59. Homesley paced the team with 22 points while shooting 9/11 from the field and 3/4 from 3. Freshmen Brock Gardner and Myo Baxter-Bell also had solid performances finishing with 11 and 10 points respectively.
Before returning to the states, the Flames had a fun day sightseeing.
Freshman Brody Hicks also provided video recaps throughout the trip.
— Josiah Talbert (@34_Talbert) August 13, 2016
Just 88 days until the season tips off on November 11th!