High Point 78, Liberty 49

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Issa Konare scored 19 points and grabbed
10 rebounds to lead High Point to a 78-49 rout of Liberty on

Konare scored the first 8 points for the Panthers (15-12, 8-8
Big South Conference), hitting two 3-pointers and a layup. High
Point swept out to a 12-2 lead before Liberty (7-22, 3-13) went on
a 10-0 run to take a 19-18 lead with 6:25 remaining in the first

High Point ended the first half with a 9-0 run and held a 35-27
lead at halftime. The Panthers built on that lead steadily
throughout the second half, and had a 70-38 advantage with 4:28

The Flames were led by Larry Blair with 31 points, but he had
little assistance. Two Liberty starters failed to score, and the
Flames' second leading scorer was Damien Hubbard with 10 points.

Justin Dunn added 13 points and 8 rebounds for High Point.