CLINTON, S.C. -- Ryan Kemrite scored 21 points and Liberty downed Presbyterian 81-66 on Saturday afternoon to snap a five-game skid.
Kemrite made five 3-pointers for the Flames (13-10, 4-6 Big South) who had a 32-21 rebounding edge over Presbyterian. Keegan McDowell added 19 points with five rebounds and Elijah Cuffee chipped in 12 points.
Liberty jumped to a 15-2 start, stretched their lead to 24-7 with 6:07 left in the half, and built it into a 35-20 advantage at the break.
Presbyterian got as close as trailing 38-27 early in the second half but the Flames took off again after that with McDowell and Cuffee combining for back-to-back 3-pointers followed by five more 3s by Kemrite to extend Liberty's lead to 75-57 with 3:33 left.
Reggie Dillard scored 37 points, over half of the total for the Blue Hose (9-14, 2-8) who have lost seven of their last eight.
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