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ECU rally Flames out at buzzer

From staff and electronic reports
©2007 Bonesville.net.

For the second straight game, a second half comeback by East Carolina fell short as sophomore forward Alex McLean's tip-in at the buzzer lifted Liberty to a 55-53 win over the Pirates Saturday night in Greenville.

McLean's put back of a missed layup by senior guard TeeJay Bannister cancelled out a dramatic ECU rally that wiped out a 10-point deficit in little over five minutes. The Pirates' surge had culminated in a tie game when freshman guard Brock Young made one of two free throws with 18 seconds remaining.

The Flames (2-3) were led by sophomore guard B.J. Jenkins' 22 points. McLean scored 12 points and had a game-high 9 rebounds and Bannister contributed 10 points.

Sophomore forward Gabe Blair paced ECU with 15 points and senior guard Darrell Jenkins added 12.

Liberty out-shot East Carolina from short range and long range. The Flames made 47.6% from the field (20-42) and 41.7% from behind the arc (5-12), while holding ECU to 39.6% (21-53) and 21.4% (3-14), respectively.

It was the second time this week the Pirates (1-2) produced second half thrills and came up empty. On Tuesday night, East Carolina overcame a seven-point halftime deficit against visiting Richmond but succumbed to the Spiders 67-65 in overtime.

The Pirates will host the N.C. Wesleyan Fighting Bishops on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

BOX SCORE

LIBERTY 55, EAST CAROLINA 53

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007.
Site: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, Greenville, NC.
Attendance: 4,205.
Officials: Donnee Gray, Zelton Steed, Bryan Kersey.
Technical Fouls: None.

SCORE BY PERIODS     1   2  FINAL
Liberty             19  36  -  55
East Carolina       17  36  -  53

LIBERTY (2-3)
PLAYER                  FG   3PT    FT   R  PTS  MIN
McLean............... 5-11   0-0   2-4   9   12   36
Porter...............  1-2   0-1   1-3   5    3   36
Jenkins, B........... 9-15   4-6   0-0   5   22   36
Smith................  2-5   1-3   3-4   3    8   37
Bannister............  3-7   0-0   4-4   3   10   32
Holland..............  0-0   0-0   0-0   1    0    3
Ohman................  0-2   0-2   0-0   1    0   17
Monroe...............  0-0   0-0   0-0   1    0    3
TEAM.................                    0
TOTALS...............20-42  5-12 10-15  28   55  200
PERCENT.............  .476  .417  .667

EAST CAROLINA (1-2)
PLAYER                  FG   3PT    FT   R  PTS  MIN
Fields...............  2-5   0-0   0-1   4    4   32
Blair................ 7-11   0-0   1-1   5   15   30
Farmer...............  3-7   1-3   0-0   1    7   34
Hinnant..............  1-5   0-3   2-2   2    4   24
Jenkins, D........... 4-11   2-4   2-3   5   12   24
Legan................  0-3   0-3   0-0   0    0    9
Young................  2-4   0-1   3-4   5    7   18
Abrams...............  1-2   0-0   0-0   1    2    9
Sherrod..............  0-1   0-0   0-0   0    0    6
Wynn.................  1-3   0-0   0-0   2    2    8
Evans................  0-1   0-0   0-0   0    0    6
TEAM.................                    4
TOTALS...............21-53  3-14  8-11  29   53  200
PERCENT.............  .396  .214  .727
 

PAGE UPDATED 11/18/07 03:31 AM.

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