DUE WEST, S.C. -- Deion Lane posted his second straight double-double and Jacob Wilson and Myron Carmon also topped double figures in scoring, leading Belmont Abbey to a 75-60 victory at Erskine in Conference Carolinas men's basketball action Friday night.
Lane finished the contest with 15 points and 12 boards, marking the eighth time this season and 13th time overall that he posted a double-double. Wilson tallied 14 points, while Carmon added 12 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Erskine (6-13, 2-9) had four players in double figures.
Belmont Abbey (10-11, 5-6) trailed in the opening minutes of the game, but used an 8-2 run to turn a 4-3 deficit into an 11-6 lead. The Flying Fleet took the lead 12-11, but the Crusaders scored four straight and 10 of the next 14 points. Later, with the game tied at 22, The Abbey tallied 13 consecutive points -- its longest run of the year 00 and never trailed again. The Crusaders led by nine at the break, 35-26.
In the second half, Erskine made a run, closing to within two at 46-44 with 13:16 to play. But LJ McCoy hit back-to-back threes and the lead was quickly back to eight. The Flying Fleet cut the deficit again, to 66-60 with 3:22 left, but the Crusaders held Erskine scoreless over the remaining time to grab the victory.
Belmont Abbey hit just 38.5 percent from the field, but hit a season-high-tying 13 three-pointers. The defense held Erskine to 36.2 percent shooting and posted a 46-36 advantage on the boards.
The Crusaders continue their road trip tomorrow at Emmanuel.