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Liberty fires men’s basketball coach Dale Layer

Liberty University Director of Athletics Jeff Barber has announced Dale Layer has been relieved as head men’s basketball coach.

Fisher’s 24 leads Longwood to sweep of Liberty

It was just one game ago that Longwood junior Leron Fisher, hobbled by an ankle injury, recorded his lowest scoring output as a starter this season. Playing on the injury, Fisher managed just four points on 1-of-7 shooting in a 65-64 loss to Charleston Southern on Saturday.

Johnson’s 31 leads Longwood past Liberty, 85-71

Damarion Geter saw it coming. With Longwood’s 85-71 win over Big South rival Liberty all but locked up, Geter watched as teammate Shaquille Johnson bounded toward the basket on a fast break and unleashed a one-handed windmill slam.

Liberty women win Big South, earn NCAA invite

Standout performances by Devon Brown, Reagan Miller and tournament MVP Avery Warley led No. 1 seed Liberty to a come-from-behind 81-73 victory over No. 2 seed High Point in Sunday afternoon’s Big South Women’s Basketball Championship title game. The hard-fought win inside High Point’s Millis Center wrapped up the Lady Flames’ 14th Big South title […]

Liberty women escape in 2OTs

Playing in its first double overtime game in more than eight years, the Liberty women’s basketball team needed career days from Reagan Miller and Avery Warley to turn back Charleston Southern’s upset bid, Saturday afternoon at the Vines Center. In the end, Miller’s career-high 23 points and Warley’s career-best 23 rebounds helped the Lady Flames […]

Liberty women top Radford

Liberty started its New Year’s Eve celebration a few hours early by opening its Big South Conference schedule with a hard-fought 76-68 win at Radford Saturday afternoon. The Lady Flames used a 16-0 run early in the second half to break open a close game, and held off several rally attempts by the Highlanders down […]

Liberty holds off VMI

Jesse Sanders had 21 points and 13 assists, David Minaya scored 22 points and the Liberty Flames defeated the VMI Keydets 100-82 in a Big South showdown played at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. For the game, Liberty shot 56.3% from the field, including 9 of 11 from three-point range (81.8%). The Flames (14-7, 8-1 […]

Liberty wins nailbiter with VCU

Liberty squandered a 13-point halftime lead Tuesday evening at VCU, but later came back from a five-point second-half deficit to win at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The Lady Flames’ 59-57 victory marked their first road triumph of the season. Waynesboro High School graduate Devon Brown scored Liberty’s final four points, including a pair of free […]

One and done: Local women’s teams out of NCAAs

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Monica Wright, Dawn Evans and Devon Brown did their parts, but UVa., JMU and Liberty each fell short in their first-round NCAA Tournament games over the weekend. Wright had 34 points and nine rebounds in her final game as a Cavalier, which saw fifth-seeded Virginia fall 69-67 to 12th-seeded […]

Brown leads Liberty to Big South Tourney win

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Redshirt freshman Devon Brown’s 23 points and eight rebounds helped No. 2 seed Liberty take down No. 7 seed Radford, 70-52, in the Advance Auto Parts Big South Women’s Basketball Championship, Friday evening at the Millis Center. Brown, a 2008 Waynesboro High School graduate, also reached a milestone during […]

Brown named Big South Player of the Week

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com After helping Liberty win a pair of road games and claim a share of the Big South lead, redshirt freshman Devon Brown has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Brown (G, Waynesboro, Va.) led […]

Liberty women take down Highlanders

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Liberty broke open a tight game with an 11-2 run to close the first half of Monday evening’s game at Radford. The Lady Flames maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way, claiming a share of first place in the Big South standings with a 63-45 triumph […]

Brown scores 29 to lead Liberty

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com The weather outside the Millis Center Saturday afternoon was cold and snowy, but Liberty remained hot, extending its winning streak to eight. Devon Brown and Avery Warley both posted career-high point totals during the Lady Flames’ come-from-behind 75-62 win over Big South co-leader High Point. Brown, a 2008 […]

Liberty outmuscles Keydets

  Staff Report VMI sports: www.vmikeydets.com The Liberty Flames used a 66-32 advantage in points in the paint and a 53-25 rebounding margin to prevail, 91-73, over the visiting VMI Keydets Thursday night in a Big South contest played at the Vines Center in Lynchburg, Va. Despite a 27-12 halftime rebounding edge, the homestanding Flames’ […]

Brown double-double fuels Liberty comeback win

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Liberty defeated Coastal Carolina for the 32nd consecutive time Monday evening at Kimbel Arena, but it wasn’t easy. The Lady Flames trailed by 10 points in the second half, but used a 24-2 game-closing run to pull out a 57-38 road win over the Chanticleers. The Lady Flames […]

Brown’s 11 points, solid all-around game lift Liberty

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Liberty junior Avery Warley played one of her best games of the season, Saturday evening at Charleston Southern, pacing all players in both points (18) and rebounds (16). Her effort sparked the Lady Flames to a 65-52 Big South win at the CSU Field House. Four of Liberty’s […]

Another blowout win for Liberty

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Another strong defensive effort and balanced scoring helped Liberty complete a 5-0 homestand Monday evening at the Vines Center. The Lady Flames came up with four steals and put four players in double figures during their 82-40 Big South win over UNC Asheville. Liberty is now 12-4 overall […]

Liberty dominates Presbyterian

Brown keys early 15-0 run for Flames Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com A pair of 15-0 first-half runs by Liberty set the tone for Saturday afternoon’s Big South contest against Presbyterian College. The Lady Flames went on to claim a 73-27 victory over the Blue Hose, extending their winning streak to four games. An […]

Brown’s 21 leads Liberty to hoops victory

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Liberty broke open a defensive struggle with an 18-0 run on to post its first conference victory of the 2009-10 season by a 67-38 margin over Winthrop at the Vines Center on Saturday. Liberty, now 9-4 overall and 1-1 in the Big South, have now won 18 consecutive […]

Brown leads Liberty to bounceback win

WHS alum posts double-double Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Freshmen Devon Brown and Jelena Antic combined for 31 points and 17 rebounds, Tuesday evening at the Vines Center, helping Liberty claim a 57-51 victory over North Carolina A&T. The Lady Flames withstood several late comeback attempts by the defending MEAC champions, snapping a two-game […]

Brown-led comeback falls short at Auburn

’08 WHS grad scores 19, but Flames fall on road Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com 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 […]

Brown scores 20 to lead Liberty to big win

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Liberty bounced back from its setback to James Madison in fine style in an 86-45 rout of Division II Glenville State. 2008 Waynesboro High School alum Devon Brown led Liberty (6-1) with 20 points and nine rebounds. The Flames shot 75 percent in the second half to break […]

Brown scores 17 as Flames improve to 5-0

  Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Freshman LaKendra Washington’s career-high 21 points paced four Liberty players in double figures, Saturday afternoon at Lafayette, helping the Lady Flames record an impressive 90-55 road victory over the Leopards. Liberty shot a season-high 61.7 percent (37-for-60), as the Lady Flames improved to 5-0 for the third time […]

Brown tapped as Big South player of the week

Staff Report Liberty redshirt freshman guard Devon Brown has been recognized as the Big South Women’s Basketball Choice Hotels Player of the Week, after helping the Lady Flames go 3-0 and win the Navy Classic title last week. Brown, a 2008 Waynesboro High School grad, who averaged 21.0 ppg and 10.7 rpg for the week, […]

Brown leads Liberty to Navy Classic title

Staff Report 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 […]

WHS alum Brown leads Liberty to 3-0 start

Staff Report Devon Brown’s first career double-double helped Liberty to a 63-52 win over Tulane in the opening game of the Navy Classic on Friday. Brown scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Flames, who improved to 3-0 for the first time since the 2006-2007 season.