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    WBB Game Day: Salem

    Nov 8, 2022 | Lynchburg Va | Women's Basketball

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    Game Time:
    Thursday – 7 p.m.

    TV Coverage:
    ESPN+
    Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Kyle West
    Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo

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

    Liberty’s Top Storylines
    • Liberty (0-1) will continue its three-game season-opening homestand on Thursday, playing host to Salem (0-0) for the first time in program history.

    • Both teams will look to bounce back from Monday results. The Lady Flames dropped a 69-48 home contest to Richmond, while the Tigers lost a 77-46 exhibition at Georgetown. Salem is also classifying Thursday’s matchup as an exhibition.

    • Despite Monday’s setback, Liberty is 28-3 all-time at Liberty Arena. The Lady Flames have never lost back-to-back games at the facility.

    • Preseason All-ASUN honoree Dee Brown paced the Lady Flames with 12 points and shared the team lead with seven rebounds, Monday versus Richmond.

    • Fellow Preseason All-ASUN pick Mya Berkman contributed eight points and seven boards on Monday. She is now just 72 points shy of 1,000 for her career.

    • Liberty’s lone newcomer to play in Monday’s game, freshman Pien Steenbergen contributed nine points off the bench.

    Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. Salem
    • Liberty and Salem will face off for the first time on Thursday.

    • The Tigers are classifying the game as an exhibition, which will be their second before officially tipping off the 2022-23 season at Edinboro on Saturday. Salem dropped its Monday afternoon exhibition at Georgetown by a 77-46 score.

    • An NCAA Division II independent squad, Salem went 6-13 a year ago, including just 1-10 away from home.

    • Last season, Salem ranked No. 11 nationally in scoring (78.6 ppg) and No. 14 in three-pointers per game (8.4).

    • This is the second straight season Liberty is hosting a Division II independent squad from West Virginia. The Lady Flames topped Bluefield State, 76-30, at Liberty Arena on Dec. 14, 2021.

    • First-year Tiger Sparkle Leigh was on Bluefield State’s roster last season but did not appear in the game against Liberty.

    • Both teams feature a Latvia native, in Liberty’s Alise Markova and Salem’s Anete Bluma. Bluma is one of nine international players on the Tigers’ 2022-23 roster.

    • Salem is the first of two Division II squads Liberty will host this season. Limestone will visit Lynchburg on Dec. 15.

    Home Sweet Home
    • Liberty’s 69-48 season-opening loss to Richmond at Liberty Arena on Monday was uncharacteristic.

    • The Lady Flames are now 28-3 at the facility, which is in its third season of operation. Liberty has never lost back-to-back home games at Liberty Arena.

    • The Lady Flames had not lost by double digits at Liberty Arena prior to Monday. It was their largest margin of defeat in a home game since Nov. 29, 2018, when Liberty lost 74-53 to James Madison at the Vines Center.

    • Liberty is opening its season with three straight home games after tipping off 2021-22 with four consecutive home tilts.

    • Liberty is 5-0 versus Division II opponents at Liberty Arena.

    Liberty vs. West Virginia Foes
    • This is the third straight season the Lady Flames have hosted a Division II squad from West Virginia at Liberty Arena.

    • The Lady Flames topped Shepherd by a 73-65 score on Feb. 21, 2021. Kennedi Williams’ 13 points that day still ranks as her career high.

    • Last season, Liberty raced past Bluefield State, 76-30, on Dec. 14, 2021. That is the fewest points ever scored in a game at Liberty Arena.

    • The Lady Flames are 17-5 all-time when facing an opponent from the Mountain State.