Brown leads Liberty to Navy Classic title

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Waynesboro High School alum Devon Brown scored 19 points to lead Liberty back from 16 points down early as the Flames dispatched host Navy 55-43 to win the Navy Classic on Saturday.

With the win, Liberty improves to 4-0 to start the season, after claiming its fourth regular-season tournament title in the last three campaigns.

Brown, a 2008 graduate of WHS, recorded her second double-double of the tournament with her 19-point, 11-rebound effort.

Navy led 20-4 early and 32-24 at the half before Liberty rallied with defense in the second half, limiting the Midshipmen to 11 second-half points.

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