Big night for Flames’ Cabbil
He tops 1,000 career points in Liberty’s victory
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.