LYNCHBURG, Va. — — Darius McGhee connected on five 3-pointers on his way to a top scored of 21 points and the Liberty Flames comfortably brushed aside NAIA member Bluefield College 86-64 at Liberty Arena on Saturday.
McGhee, who struggled shooting the ball against St. Francis (Pa.) after going 3 of 10 from the field, two days ago, shot 8 of 14 from the field this time and made 5 of his 11 attempts from long range. The junior guard also added five rebounds in his 22-minutes of action.
Meanwhile, Elijah Cuffee added 12 points and knocked down four 3-pointers, Keegan McDowell ended with a team-high seven assists to go with eight points and five rebounds, while Chris Parker finished with six assists and eight points for the Flames (4-2).
Nine Liberty players finished with at least one assist, as the Flames finished with 23 assists on 33 made baskets.
Jeremiah Jenkins shot 9 of 17 from the floor and hit four 3-pointers to lead the way for Bluefield College with 26 points. He also had four rebounds and three assists in the defeat.
Stanley Christian added a double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Ramblin’ Rams, who shot 43.9% overall, but was 29.2% from long range.
Liberty shot 48.5% from the field and 37.2% from 3-pointers.
The home side edge visitors in rebounding 39-31.
Next on the Liberty schedule is a trip to face Missouri on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in the final road non-conference game for the Flames. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on the ESPN SEC Network.