Posted: Dec 14, 2019
BELMONT, N.C. -- DeQuan Abrom scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Bosko Bojovic posted his first career double-double with 15 points and 14 boards, lifting 25th-ranked Belmont Abbey to a 98-95 Conference Carolinas men's basketball victory over Lees-McRae Saturday night at the Wheeler Center.
Bojovic broke a 95-95 tie with 15.9 seconds left when he hit one of two free throws after the Bobcats (8-3, 1-2) rallied from 12 down early in the second half. Both his point and rebounding totals were career bests.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Quest Aldridge, who finished with nine points, grabbed the rebound of Lees-McRae's attempted game-winner, then hit both free throws with one second left to seal the win.
Romeao Ferguson also had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Charles Solomon rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points.
Belmont Abbey held a 52-32 rebounding advantage, but committed 18 turnovers.
The Crusaders outshot LMC 49.3% to 46.4% from the field, but hit three fewer three-pointers and made two fewer free throws.
- The Abbey extended a 50-42 halftime lead to 54-42 with the first four points of the second period.
Lees-McRae never led in the contest, although there were five ties.
- Belmont Abbey (8-2, 4-0) had two starters in foul trouble with Ferguson and Sean Halloran both fouling out before the final media timeout.
- Belmont Abbey hits the road on Tuesday for a contest against South Atlantic Conference member Anderson.
- Tip-off is at 5:30 p.m.