LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Elijah Cuffee had 16 points to lead five Liberty players in double figures as the Flames defeated Kennesaw State 76-59 on Tuesday night. Caleb Homesley added 15 points for the Flames. Scottie James chipped in 13, Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 12 and Lovell Cabbil had 12. Homesley also had nine rebounds for the Flames, while James posted eight rebounds.
Tyler Hooker, the Owls’ leading scorer entering the contest at 19 points per game, was held to only 8 points (4 of 16).
The Flames improve to 2-0 against the Owls on the season. Liberty defeated Kennesaw State 62-41 on Jan. 16. Liberty (24-6, 13-2) finishes out the regular season against NJIT on the road on Friday. Kennesaw State finishes out the regular season against Stetson at home on Friday.