Lipscomb 66, Liberty 61
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP)—Eddie Ard scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Lipscomb held off Liberty’s late rally to beat the Flames 66-61 Thursday.
After a first half that saw six lead changes, the Bisons (8-4) led for all of the second.
A 3-pointer by Liberty’s Larry Blair and a tip-in by Drew Brewington pulled the Flames to within three with 37 seconds remaining. But Liberty (6-4) missed on several 3-point attempts in its final few possessions and the Bisons padded their lead with free throw shooting.
Brian Fisk scored 12 for Lipscomb.
Blair had 20 and Brewington had 17, while Alex McLean added 12 points and 17 rebounds.
Liberty outrebounded Lipscomb 46-29, but shot just 38 percent compared to the Bisons’ 44 percent.