BRISTOL, Tenn. -- DeQuan Abrom scored a game-high 21 points, but a cold shooting night resulted in a 73-67 setback at King in Conference Carolinas men's basketball action on Wednesday night. The Crusaders hit just 25 of 64 attempts (39.1 percent) from the field, including just eight of 32 from three-point range.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Ben Ferguson was the only other Crusader to reach double figures as he tallied 12 points on four three-pointers.
- John Bowen grabbed nine rebounds and had a block, while Sean Halloran dished out seven assists.
- Belmont Abbey shot under 40 percent for just the second time all season (35.0 vs. Mars Hill on Nov. 10). It entered the contest with eight straight games hitting at least 49.1 percent.
- The Abbey held a 37-34 advantage on the boards.
- King finished the contest shooting 48.4 percent, including 51.5 percent after intermission. The Tornado placed four players in double figures.
- Belmont Abbey took its only lead of the first half on a three-pointer with 24 seconds left in the period.
- The Tornado quickly answered and the teams went to the locker rooms tied at 30.
- After King opened the second half with a basket, Ferguson hit another three for a 33-32 Abbey lead, but King answered with a three 31 seconds later and never trailed again.