LYNCHBURG, Va. — After ending the 2017 Paradise Jam on a high note with a win in the 7th place game, the Liberty Flames were back in action on Saturday afternoon to continue their six-game hone swing.
The Flames welcomed the Toccoa Falls Eagles to town for an afternoon contest inside the Vines Center. After only notching one win in three attempts during the 2017 Paradise Jam, the Flames were looking to continue their winning ways.
Behind a strong shooting performance from the team, one that saw the Flames shoot better than 55% from the field and 57% from three point range, the Flames cruised past the Eagles for the 96-50 win.
Myo Baxter-Bell came off the bench to score a game-high 18 points in the win, on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor on the afternoon. He also added eight rebounds and two assists for a strong performance across the board.
It was a career-day for senior guard Zach Farquhar, who saw his first game action since November 17th. The native of Cincinnati, OH posted a career-high 15 points, while shooting a perfect 5-of-5 from three point range, to go along with three rebounds and one steal.
Guard Kevin Cave was the only player for the Eagles to score in double-figures. He finished with 12 points in the loss.
Despite trailing in the first minute, 3-0, the Flames were in complete control of the game all afternoon. Liberty lapped the Eagles, taking a 54-25 lead into the break. They would build their lead as the second half wore on, and a three in the final minute from Farquhar pushed the lead to 46 points.
The Flames had four players score in double-figures on the day, led by Baxter-Bell and Farquhar, who combined for 33 points off the bench. All 11 players who saw game action for Liberty recorded at least two points.
With the win, Liberty (4-2) has now won back-to-back games. They will continue their home swing on Monday against the Howard Bison. Tip-off id scheduled for 7pm EST inside the Vines Center.
– T. Bennett