VMI routs Liberty 109-72

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP)—Chavis Holmes scored 24 points and twin brother Travis Holmes added 22 to lead six Virginia Military Institute players in double figures in a 109-72 rout of Liberty on Tuesday night.

The Keydets (21-7, 12-5 Big South Conference) snapped a three-game skid while scoring more than 100 points for the ninth time this season.

VMI, which hit 18 of 36 3-pointers, also avenged a 91-80 loss to Liberty on Jan. 17 that ended the Keydets’ 10-game winning streak.

VMI held Flames leading scorer Seth Curry to 14 points on 4-of-14 shooting. Anthony Smith scored 18 to lead Liberty (20-10, 11-6), which lost 80-56 at Old Dominion on Saturday.

VMI used a 13-2 run to close out the first half 49-35, then continued to build the lead to as many as 41 points.

Austin Kenon added 17 points for VMI and Willie Bell, Ron Burks and Keith Gabriel had 10 apiece.

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Travis Holmes Travis Holmes
6-9,  22 Pts
10 Rebs, 7 Assists
Kyle Ohman Kyle Ohman
4-9,  11 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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