Liberty’s Trio of Guards Combine for 65 Points in Win Over Campbell

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If the Campbell Fighting Camels were going to be considered a legitimate threat in the Big South Conference, a win on the road at Liberty was just one that they needed to come away with.

Well, the Flames got a combined 65 points from their trio of starting guards and walked away with the victory in convincing fashion, 89-72. While Charleston Southern continues to look like the team to beat in the Big South, the Camels will remain atop the conference’s north division, despite the loss.

Liberty’s guard play however, was the story of the game as John Caleb Sanders, Davon Marshall, and Tavares Speaks went off in a combination effect that nearly equaled the entire output of the Camels’ offensive production.

It’s never easy for any college basketball team to compete when not only one, but two players go for 20+ in the box score, but three? Forget about it. Liberty had too much firepower on the offensive end and that virtually wrote the story of the game.

Ironically enough, the trio of guards are the team’s three leading scorers, so what exactly was Campbell looking to limit in their game plan? It would have been a game had they been able to take away at least one of the Flames’ lethal scorers away. Marshall leads the way overall, averaging 12.1 points per game, but on Tuesday night he tallied 22. Speaks added 22 himself and Sanders totaled 21 in the victory.

You’re not going to see back court production like Liberty had on Thursday night very often, so the credit certainly goes to the Flames. Campbell virtually ran into a brick wall on the perimeter as red-hot shooting quickly told the story of the game.

 

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