The Winthrop women's four-game win streak came to an end as the Eagles fell 74-49 to Liberty on Monday evening.
With the loss, Winthrop fell to 10-9 overall and 4-3 in the Big South, while Liberty improved to 11-7 overall and 6-1 in the league.
Dequesha McClanahan had a game-high 20 points for Winthrop.
McClanahan also dished out eight assists and pulled down six rebounds. Diana Choibekova finished the game with 14 points. With her eight assists, McClanahan passed 250 all-time.
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The Eagles never got into a flow offensively and were unable to get open looks to fall as they finished the game having shot 25 percent from the field.
Liberty showed why it leads the country in rebounding as it took advantage on the glass. The Flames turned in 21 second chance points on 19 offensive boards. The Flames also finished with 44 points in the paint and finished the game at 43 percent from the floor.
Winthrop had not been turning the ball over a lot this season, but committed 19 in the loss, which led to 22 points for the Flames. Winthrop was coming off a season-high 24 turnovers in its win over Radford on Saturday and entered the weekend averaging only 13.8 (which ranked among the top 40 in the country).
After trailing by 22 points early on in the second half, Winthrop cut the lead down to 11 points twice, the last time with 9:47 to play. Tolu Omotola's tip-in at the 16:50 mark made it 47-25 in favor of Liberty, but then Winthrop scored eight straight points and the deficit was down to 14. Choibekova hit two threes during the run.
Devon Brown led Liberty with 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds while Avery Warley recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards.
Dale finished in double-figures with 12 and Terika Lunsford added 11 points.
Winthrop returns home for three straight games as it begins the homestand on Saturday at 1 p.m. against High Point.