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December 3, 2016  Annapolis, Md.  RSS
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Lela Sellers scored a season-high nine points and pulled down a season-best seven rebounds versus Richmond on Saturday.

Lela Sellers scored a season-high nine points and pulled down a season-best seven rebounds versus Richmond on Saturday.

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Game Time:
4:15 p.m. 

Video Streaming Coverage:
Patriot League Network

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio
WQLU 90.9 FM The Light
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall

Game No. 6 – Navy Classic
Liberty (0-5) at Navy (5-3)
Dec. 4, 2016 – 4:15 p.m. – Alumni Hall (Annapolis, Md.)

Series History
Series Record:
Navy leads, 4-2.
Current Streak: Liberty won the most recent meeting.
Series Record at Navy: Liberty leads, 2-1.
Current Streak at Navy: Liberty won the most recent meeting.
Last Meeting Overall: Liberty 55, Navy 43 (Nov. 21, 2009 at Navy)
Last Meeting at Navy: Same
Navy's Last Series Victory: Navy 55, Liberty 47 (Dec. 2, 1995 at Liberty)
Navy's Last Series Victory at Home: Navy 92, Liberty 89 (OT) (Jan. 7, 1992)

Coaching Matchup
Liberty Head Coach:
Carey Green
Overall Record (Seasons): 403-146 (18th Season)
Record at Liberty (Seasons): Same
Record vs. Navy: 1-0

Navy Head Coach: Stefanie Pemper
Overall Record (Seasons): 388-155 (19th Season)
Record at Navy (Seasons): 153-107 (Ninth Season)
Record vs. Liberty: 0-1

Updated Team Notes
• Liberty cut a 19-point deficit to two but never led during Saturday's contest against Richmond.

• The Lady Flames have now lost each of their last three games by nine points or fewer.

• At 0-5, Liberty is off to its longest winless stretch to start a season since the 1993-94 squad opened the year at 0-7.

• Liberty has lost seven games in a row, dating back to last season. This is the Lady Flames' longest losing streak since a seven-game losing skid spanning Dec. 5-29, 2000.

• Liberty has not lost eight consecutive games since a nine-game losing streak during the 1995-96 campaign (Jan. 9-Feb. 3, 1996).

• The Lady Flames shot a season-high 36.7 percent (22-of-60) from the field against Richmond.

• Liberty enjoyed a season-best +21 (52-31) rebound margin on Saturday. The Lady Flames grabbed 21 offensive boards and outrebounded the Spiders by a 31-14 margin after halftime.

• Liberty has now outrebounded three straight opponents.

• The Lady Flames got to the foul line a season-low 10 times versus Richmond.

• Liberty committed 20 turnovers against Richmond while forcing only seven miscues. The Lady Flames were dominated in points off turnovers, 28-9.

• Freshmen scored 37 of Liberty's 54 points on Saturday and have accounted for 59.2 percent of the Lady Flames' points this season.

• On Sunday, Liberty will try to improve to 3-1 all-time against Navy in Annapolis and 8-0 versus Patriot League opponents under Head Coach Carey Green.

• At 5-3, Navy will be Liberty's first opponent which has entered its matchup with the Lady Flames with a winning record this season.

Updated Player Notes
#00 Kaila Ballard

• Made her first collegiate field goal on Saturday and scored a season-best two points against Richmond

#3 Nene Johnson
• Scored all eight of her points during the second half on Saturday

• Averaging 10.5 ppg and 5.0 apg in Liberty's two road/neutral games this season

• Tied for the team lead in assists this year with 12

#12 Audrey Rettstatt
• Held scoreless on Saturday, following a career-high 14-point outburst at Valparaiso on Nov. 25

• Liberty's active career scoring leader with 86 points

#14 Lela Sellers
• Set season highs for both points (9) and rebounds (7) against Richmond

• Tied for the team lead in assists this season with 12

#20 Sheana Vega
• Scored more points on Saturday (4) than she had in the season's first four games combined (3)

• Grabbed four rebounds, giving her 11 boards in 26 minutes of playing time this season

#21 Keyen Green
• Finished with six points and a season-high nine rebounds on Saturday, despite being limited to 12 minutes due to foul trouble

• Six of her boards came at the offensive end

• Liberty's leading rebounder on the season (6.0 rpg), and 18 of her 30 boards have been of the offensive variety

• Has gotten to the free throw line 22 times this season, nearly twice as often as anyone else on the team, but is shooting just 50 percent

#24 Iva Ilic
• Set season highs for points (team-leading 14), three-pointers made (three), assists (three) and minutes played (team-leading 29) on Saturday

• Shooting 62.5 percent (5-of-8) from three-point range during the last two games

• Liberty's leading scorer (7.6 ppg) this season and also tops the squad with six triples

#35 Ola Makurat
• Grabbed 11 rebounds on Saturday, marking the most boards in a game by a Lady Flame this season

#40 Molly Reagan
• Shot just 1-of-3 on Saturday but is pacing the Lady Flames in field goal percentage for the year at 57.1 percent (12-of-21)