Ferguson, Solomon Tally Double-Doubles as Abbey Tops Chowan

Ferguson, Solomon Tally Double-Doubles as Abbey Tops Chowan

BELMONT, N.C. -- Romeao Ferguson and Charles Solomon each tallied double-doubles, leading Belmont Abbey to an 86-76 victory over Chowan in Conference Carolinas men's basketball action Tuesday night. Ferguson tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Solomon added 11 points and a career-high 12 boards.

DeQuan Abrom led all scorers with 24 points, while Ryan Shaffer was the fourth Crusaders to top double-figures with 10 points. BJ McLaurin tallied a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Belmont Abbey (6-2, 2-0) shot 49.2 percent for the contest, including 55.6 percent in the opening period.
  • The Crusaders also held a 44-36 rebounding advantage, but had five more turnovers (14 to 9)
  • The Abbey led by as many as 19 points in the first half, 41-22 with 4:01 to play.
  • The Hawks (3-4, 1-2) trimmed the margin to 13, 49-36, at the break and then to six, 81-75, with 58 seconds remaining.
  • But the Crusaders hit five of six free throws in the final 37 seconds to preserve the victory.

UP NEXT

  • Belmont Abbey takes to the road for the first time in conference play on Saturday when it travels to King.
  • The Tornado are ranked just two spots behind the Crusaders (third/tied for fifth) in this week's D2SIDA Southeast Region poll.