YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. -- DeQuan Abrom topped 20 points for the third time this season, but 12 Young Harris three-pointers lifted the Mountain Lions to an 86-75 victory over the Crusaders Wednesday night. The result snapped a five-game winning streak for The Abbey, which falls to 5-2. Young Harris improves to 2-4.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Abrom tallied 20 points and seven assists while Romeao Ferguson added 14 points and six rebounds. Freshman Sean Halloran reached double digits for the fourth time in seven games with 11 points, while John Bowen finished with 10 points.
- Ben Ferguson had a team-high seven rebounds, but Young Harris had a 35-28 advantage in the category.
- Belmont Abbey hit 50.9 percent from the field, the second time this season it has converted at least half its shots. Young Harris hit only 46.6 from the field, but made four more three-pointers and seven more free throws than the Crusaders.
- Young Harris took control with an 8-0 run early in the second half. The spurt reversed a 48-47 Belmont Abbey lead and the Mountain Lions never trailed again.
- The Mountain Lions forced 16 Crusader turnovers, while committing just 10 of their own.
- Despite shooting 50 percent (16 of 32) in the opening period, the Crusaders trailed by four, 43-39 at the break.
- Young Harris outrebounded Belmont Abbey 21-14 in the opening stanza.
- Abrom scored 11 of his points before intermission.
- Belmont Abbey returns home for the start of conference play. The Crusaders host Southern Wesleyan on in the back end of a 2 p.m. doubleheader at the Wheeler Center.