Brown-led comeback falls short at Auburn

’08 WHS grad scores 19, but Flames fall on road

Staff Report
Liberty U. sports:

Liberty’s furious second-half comeback sliced Auburn’s lead from 14 points to three. However, the Tigers hung on to claim a 70-64 victory Tuesday evening at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.

Redshirt freshman Devon Brown spearheaded the Lady Flames’ second-half efforts, tallying 14 of her game-high 19 points and nabbing four of her game-high eight boards after the break. Nevertheless, Liberty drops to 6-2 after suffering its first road setback of the season.

Auburn is now 7-3, after defeating the Lady Flames for the second straight year. The Tigers became the first team to score 70 points against Liberty in the last 35 games and the first opposing team to outrebound the Lady Flames in 2009-10, by a 34-23 margin.

Liberty will not play again until Dec. 28, when they begin the Marriott Cavalier Classic at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. The Lady Flames will square off with Cornell in the two-day tournament’s opening game, Dec. 28 at 4:30 p.m.

The event will also feature Samford and No. 17 Virginia.


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