BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Belmont Abbey shot a season-high 63.3 percent from the field and DeQuan Abrom and Romeao Ferguson tallied 28 points each as the Crusader rolled past King 100-78 in Conference Carolinas men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. The matchup featured the teams ranked third and tied for fifth in the latest D2SIDA Southeast Regional poll.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Belmont Abbey connected on 38 of 60 from the field and 12 of 22 (54.5 percent) from three-point range, while limiting King to 40.6 (26-64) and 16.0 (4-25) percent in the categories, respectively.
- Ferguson hit 11 of 15 overall, while adding six rebounds and five assists. His point total was a new career-high.
- Abroms connected on 10 of 18 attempts, grabbed four rebounds and dished out five assists.
- Sean Halloran and Ryan Shaffer also reached double figures, adding 14 and 12 points, respectively.
- Halloran shared the team lead with Ferguson and Bosko Bojovic (career-high) with six rebounds.
- The Crusaders held a 36-30 rebounding advantage.
- The Abbey used a 12-6 run over the final 5:47 of the first half to lead by four, 49-45 at the break.
- An 8-0 run early in the second turned a 52-49 lead to double digits at 60-49. Another eight straight points near the midway point turned 68-57 into a 19-point lead, 76-57.
- Belmont Abbey improved to 7-2 overall, 3-0 in league play, while the Tornado falls to 6-2, 1-1.
- Belmont Abbey takes a week off for fall semester exams before hosting Lees-McRae next Saturday.
- The contest is the back end of a doubleheader that begins at 5:30 p.m.