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Liberty vs. Brock University
Caleb Homesley looked impressive in this one, pacing the Flames with 22 points and six rebounds. The sophomore shot nearly 82 percent from the field (9-of-11), knocking down 3-of-4 three-pointers. Homesley’s efficient effort guided Liberty to a 71-59 victory.
Along with Homesley, freshman forward Brock Gardner chipped in 11 tallies, followed by Myo Baxter-Bell, who had 10. Gardner also had three steals, while Baxter-Bell was 4-of-6 from the field. Collectively, the Flames shot 47.5 percent from the field.
Liberty jumped out to a 7-0 lead, thanks in part to a Gardner three-pointer. The Badgers countered by outscoring the Flames, 16-6, in the remainder of the first quarter to hold a three-point advantage.
Homesley helped Liberty regain the lead in the second with a traditional three-point play. The Indian Trail, N.C., native created even more distance minutes later following a trey. Homelsey’s offensive surge trickled down to the rest of the team, as the Flames took a 34-23 lead in the locker room at halftime.
The Badgers closed the gap in the third to make it an 8-point game (47-39). With the contest in single digits during much of the fourth, Homesley and Gardner were instrumental in giving the Flames some insurance. After a fast break one-handed jam by Gardner, Homesley quickly stole the ball off the ensuing inbound and laid it in for two more. It was academic at that point, as Liberty held on to finish 2-1 in exhibition play.