Late Heroics Lift 25th-Ranked Crusaders to 98-95 Win

Late Heroics Lift 25th-Ranked Crusaders to 98-95 Win
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.
  • 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.