Liberty vs. High Point: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Liberty vs. High Point: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Liberty 61
(13-20, 5-12 away)
High Point 60
(17-13, 10-6 home)
Venue: HTC Center
8:50PM ET / 5:50PM PT, March 07, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Liberty 39 22 61
High Point 22 38 60
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Liberty T Speaks 17 J Coronado 7 J Caleb Sanders 5
High Point A Chaney 17 A Chaney 8 A Weary 3

On Thursday, Mar. 7, Liberty took on High Point and got a slim victory over the Panthers 61-60 in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament. Liberty held a 39-22 lead at halftime and then survived the second half comeback attempt by High Point. The Flames now have a record of 1-2 against High Point this season. The Flames were led by Tavares Speaks, who put up a game-high 17 points and five rebounds. John Caleb Sanders also had a good game, scoring 12 points and adding five assists (3 Reb 3 Stl). For the Panthers, Allan Chaney finished with a team-high 17 points and eight rebounds. High Point (17-13) finished the regular season first in the Big South with a 12-4 conference record.

Liberty Game Notes

  • The win over High Point extended the Liberty winning streak to three games.
  • Liberty beat the spread by 4.5 points. That makes the 3rd time this season the Flames have beaten the spread.
  • The Flames have won five close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Liberty is 28-31 in close games.
  • Liberty has won 83 percent of the time this season (10-2) when its field goal percentage has been 44.4 percent or better.
  • Liberty has won every game this season (5-0) when opponents record 19 or fewer field goals made.
  • Liberty has won every game this season (5-0) after holding an opponent to under 33.3 percent field goal percentage.
  • The top two scorers (Tavares Speaks and Davon Marshall) accounted for 54.0 percent of the points.
  • Tavares Speaks has led the team in scoring in eight out of 33 games this season.
  • JR Coronado has led the team in rebounding in 22 out of 33 games this season.
  • Davon Marshall has three straight double-digit point games.
  • John Caleb Sanders has 10 straight double-digit point games.

High Point Game Notes

  • The Panthers have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, High Point is 26-32 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Allan Chaney and Dejuan McGaughy) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Allan Chaney and Corey Law) accounted for 53.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Allan Chaney has led the team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding 18 times in 30 games this season.
  • Allan Chaney has four straight double-digit point games.
LIB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATavares Speaks381752002
AJ. Sanders331235302
BAndrew Smith26460000
B-Davon Marshall371622107
C+JR Coronado22470001
CJoel Vander Pol13431003
C-Tomasz Gielo24440013
-Casey Roberts5000000
HP PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAllan Chaney271780122
ACorey Law22982112
BAdam Weary33953301
C+Dejuan McGaughy251301000
CH. McIntyre12310100
CDerrell Edwards23311110
C-Lorenzo Cugini7400000
D+Jairus Simms12200100
DB. Mikulic19030001
DDevante Wallace13010101
-Tre Duncan7000000

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