BELMONT, N.C. -- Junior DeQuan Abrom scored Belmont Abbey's first 14 points, then later became the 41st player in school history to top the 1,000-point mark for his career, leading the Crusaders to a 105-41 victory over Christendom in non-conference basketball action Wednesday night at the Wheeler Center. With their six straight win -- the longest since the same run in 2012-13 -- The Abbey improves to 15-3 overall.
Abrom finished the contest with 28 points on 10 of 15 shooting, including eight three-pointers. Four other players reached double figures -- Sean Halloran with 13, L.J. McCoy and Ben Ferguson with 12 each and John Bowen with 11.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Belmont Abbey tallied 59 points in the first half, the highest offensive output of any period this season. It led 59-23 at the break and is now 15-0 when up after 20 minutes.
- The Abbey hit 56.3 percent in the contest, making at least half its shots in both halves for the fourth time this year. The percentage ranked second-best after a 57.1 percent effort against Johnson C. Smith on Nov. 21.
- Bowen added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, while Halloran dished out eight assists. Romeao Ferguson posted seven assists to go along with nine points, three rebounds and two steals.
- Abrom hit back-to-back threes before Christendom got onto the scoreboard, then a 13-0 run late in the first half made the difference 37.
- Belmont Abbey never trailed and held a lead for 39:16 of the 40 minutes.
- The 64-point margin of victory equaled the second-largest in school history.
- With the victory, Belmont Abbey is guaranteed its first winning season since 2012-13.
- Christendom was led by Owen Kennedy, who tallied 15 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
- Belmont Abbey returns to conference play on Saturday when it hosts defending regular-season champion King. The matchup is the first since the eighth-seeded Crusaders upset the No. 1 seeded Tornado in the opening round of last year's Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Tournament.