Towson defense stops Liberty for 66-61 win

January 11, 1994|By From Staff Reports

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Scooter Alexander scored 18 points as Towson State (6-6, 1-1) defeated Liberty (4-5, 1-1), 66-61, in a Big South Conference game last night.

Alexander (Dunbar), who has scored in double figures in 40 of his past 41 regular-season games, shot 8-for-16 in 33 minutes.

Michael Keyes came off the bench and hit a three-pointer to put Towson ahead for good at 42-41 with 10:56 left in the second half. Keyes scored all of his 12 points in the second half.

Liberty was led by Matt Hildebrand's 25 points and Jason Dixon's 13. Hildebrand scored 11 of the Flames' last 18 points for the game.

The Tigers' defense forced the Flames to shoot 34.5 percent. Senior forward Matt Campbell scored 13 points and center John James added 11. Towson will continue its conference schedule Saturday at home against Coastal Carolina.

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