Big night for Flames’ Cab­bil

He tops 1,000 ca­reer points in Lib­erty’s vic­tory

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL -

LYNCH­BURG — Lovell Cab­bil scored 17 points, sur­pass­ing 1,000 for his ca­reer, and Lib­erty coasted to an 89-40 win over Maine Fort Kent in its sea­son opener on Thurs­day night.

Cab­bil was 6 of 9 from the field with three 3-point­ers, putting him at 1,015 ca­reer points, 24th on the school ca­reer list.

Scot­tie James added 11 points and 11 re­bounds, Ge­orgie Pacheco-Or­tiz (Deep Run) had 12 points on four 3-point­ers and Dar­ius McGhee 10 for the Flames. Lib­erty had a 47-28 re­bound­ing ad­van­tage and went 21 of 28 from the foul line while the Ben­gals of the United States Col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion were 3 of 6.

Johnathon Cald­well led Fort Kent with 10 points.

Cab­bil opened the scor­ing with a 3-pointer and the Flames never trailed. It was 29-21 at the half and a 17-0 run early in the sec­ond half broke it open. Lib­erty also added a 16-0 run.

Nor­folk State 108, MidAt­lantic Chris­tian 50: C.J. Kelly had 21 points on 8 of 9 shoot­ing and Der­rik Jamer­son scored 17 points, in­clud­ing four 3-point­ers, to help Nor­folk State roll in its opener in Nor­folk.

BJ Fitzger­ald added 15 points, and Jor­dan But­ler and Alex Long each had four of Nor­folk State’s 11 blocks.

Kelly made two free throws and then hit a 3-pointer to spark an 18-0 run that made it 29-10 mid­way through the first half. The Spar­tans took a 52-21 lead into half­time, and a 14-2 spurt early in the sec­ond half gave NSU a 40-point lead with nearly 15 min­utes to play.

Greg Blood­sworth led the Mus­tangs with 17 points.

Mid-At­lantic Chris­tian, a mem­ber of the United States Col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion, made just 17 of 67 (25.4 per­cent) from the field, in­clud­ing 4 of 25 from 3-point range.

Eastern Men­non­ite 90, Averett 74: Sammy Thomas logged 21 points and eight re­bounds, and Tim Jones added 18 points as the Roy­als opened their sea­son with a road vic­tory. The Cougars were paced by Ian Best with 16 points.

Lynch­burg 75, Fer­rum 57: Con­nor Schroeder scored 18 points, and T.C. Thacker added 10 points and 10 re­bounds as the Hor­nets opened their sea­son with a home win. Rashad Reed led the Pan­thers with 14 points.

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