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Lady Flames Pick Up First Road Victory With 75-50 Win Over Norfolk State

December 19, 2005  Norfolk, Va.  RSS
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Liberty held Norfolk State to 23 percent shooting for the game as the Lady Flames picked up their first road win of the season with a 75-50 victory over the Spartans at Echols Hall on Monday night.

Both teams got off to a slow start as it took over four minutes for either team to make a basket, but Jasmine Wilson of Norfolk State (2-6) finally broke the scoreless tie with jumper at the 15:44 mark.

Leslie Jones put Liberty (5-3) on the board as the junior knocked down a three to tie things up; however that three would ignite a 20-5 run for the Lady Flames as Rachel Hammond hit a 15-foot jumper to put Liberty up, 23-8 with 7:57 to go in the first half.

The two teams both hit another cold streak as neither could find its shooting touch, scoring only 20 points combined during the remainder of the half as Liberty took a 32-20.

The Lady Flames came out of the locker room and extend their lead to 17 as Megan Frazee scored six of Liberty's first 10 points in the second half.

Liberty's lead hovered around the 15-point mark until they were able to push its lead to 20, holding the Spartans scoreless over a six minute span, but Norfolk State responded by going on an 8-0 run to pull to within 12 at, 55-43, and forced the Lady Flames to call a timeout.

Coming out of the timeout Megan Frazee scored five quick points to give Liberty a 15 point lead, which was more then enough as the Lady Flames went on to a 25-point road victory.

Liberty was led by Megan and Moriah Frazee as Megan picked up her league-leading sixth double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Moriah tied a season-high with 15 points. Jamie Feagin was they Lady Flames' only other double-digit scorer as she tied a career-high 10 points, while collecting six boards.

Norfolk State was paced by Ashley Boman who recorded 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting. Toia Johnson, who scored 23 points in last year's game, scored nine points.

The Lady Flames have a 10-day break before returning to action on December 29, when they head to the Sunshine State to participate in the State Farm Classic where they will take on the University of Florida in their first game. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. from the O'Connell Center.