Scores

Final

Liberty 81

(2-10, 2-3 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2012

    Vines Center, Lynchburg, Virginia

    1 2 T
    MLG 27 3663
    LIB 38 4381

    Top Performers

    Milligan: I. Palaima 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Blk

    Liberty: J. Sanders 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Liberty 81, Milligan 63

    Associated Press

    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- John Caleb Sanders scored a career-high 24 points, on 9-of-11 shooting, as Liberty beat Milligan 81-63 Friday night.

    Davon Marshall scored 13 points and Tavares Speaks came off the bench to add 13 for Liberty (2-10).

    After scoring 15 points in the first half, Sanders made a layup to begin the second half and spark an 18-10 run, helping Liberty push a 38-27 halftime lead to 56-35 with 12:59 left to play.

    Milligan (8-7), an NAIA program, got as close as 14 points in the second half, but was held to just 36.1 percent shooting (22 for 61) for the game as the Flames ran away with the victory.

    Liberty outscored Milligan 12-0 on fast-break points.

    Sanders grabbed seven boards and Tomasz Gielo finished with nine rebounds as the Flames outrebounded the Buffaloes 54-41.

    Palaima Ignas led Milligan in scoring and rebounding with 15 points and seven boards.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MLG
    LIB
    Points 63 81
    FG Made-Attempted 22-61 (.361) 27-65 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-31 (.484) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 22

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