Christiaan Jones
Liberty LIBERTY 13-4, 2-0 ASUN
Stetson STET 4-12, 0-1 ASUN
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Liberty LIBERTY 31 40 71
Stetson STET 17 36 53

Game Recap: Men's Basketball | | Athletic Communications

Hatters Fall in ASUN Opener

Stetson couldn't overcome a slow start as the Hatters dropped their ASUN Conference opener to Liberty, 71-53, on Wednesday at Edmunds Center.
The Hatters (4-12 overall, 0-1 ASUN) missed their first 11 shots from the field and trailed 12-2 before Christiaan Jones finally made a field goal for Stetson. His 3-pointer with 12:24 to play in the half made it a 12-5 game.
Liberty (13-4, 2-0) maintained a 7-10 point advantage through the half's remainder until the Flames closed the half with an 8-1 run and led 31-17 at halftime. The Flames limited the Hatters to 23.1 percent shooting (6-23) in the first half.
It didn't take long for the Flames' lead to reach 20 points once play resumed in the second half. Lovell Cabbil sank a 3-pointer with 1:52 to play to make it 42-22 and the Flames maintained control throughout the game's remainder.
Liberty's largest lead came on a 3-pointer by Keenan Gumbs to make it a 71-48 affair with 1:31 to play.
Jones led the Hatters with 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the field. He was the only Hatter to score in double figures.
  • Stetson and Liberty met for the first time in over 30 years (last meeting: Jan. 2, 1989)
  • Stetson's bench out-scored its starters by a 31-22 margin for the game.
  • The Hatters' reserves also owned a 31-29 edge over Liberty's bench
  • Stetson shot 56 percent from the floor in the second half
  • The Hatters have made 30 3-pointers in their last three games
  • The Hatters extended their 3-point streak to 440 consecutive games
  • Christiaan Jones scored in double figures (12 points) for the 10th time this season
  • Jones had three slams to increase his season dunk total to 12
  • Liberty held an 11-3 advantage in second-chance points and a 38-14 advantage on points in the paint
  • Jalen Crutchfield was 2-for-2 from behind the arc
  • Jahlil Rawley had a season-high 6 assists
  • 11 different Hatters scored in the game
Up Next
The Hatters continue ASUN play when they visit defending champion and preseason favorite Lipscomb, 5 p.m., Saturday, in Nashville, Tenn.
About Stetson University Athletics: Stetson University's Athletics Program has a vision of developing a culture of champions athletically, academically and within the community. This vision is accomplished through a mission of recruiting and developing student-athletes, coaches and staff, creating a culture of champions, within and outside of competition. The department operates with five core values: Championship Culture, Integrity, Excellence, Pride/Tradition and Leadership. To learn more about the Vision, Mission and Core Values for Stetson Athletics, visit and click on Mission Statement under the Inside Athletics tab.

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