Belmont Abbey junior guard Ray Chen tied for the game-high with 23 points, but four Limestone starters reached double figures as the Saints shot 54 percent from the field in an 85-70 Conference Carolinas victory this evening in Gaffney. Limestone improves to 6-19 overall and 6-11 in Conference Carolinas, while the Abbey drops to 2-22 overall and 1-15 in the league.
The Crusaders bolted out on an 8-2 run to begin the game but Limestone would stay within striking distance, and would go ahead 16-14 and hold the the lead for the remainder of the game.
Belmont Abbey was down 35-22 with 6:30 to play, but closed the half on a 13-4 run to shrink the gap to 39-35 at the half.
Limestone outscored the Crusaders 46-36 in the final 20 minutes as its lead grew to as high as 17, and would win by 15, 85-70.
The Crusaders shot 40 percent from the field but made just 9-23 from three point range.