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Abrom tops 2000-point mark for Crusaders

Feb 20, 2020 11:54AM

DeQuan Abrom (pictured) scored 33 points to top the 2,000-point mark at Belmont Abbey during a 93-57 victory over Erskine in Conference Carolinas men’s basketball action last Tuesday night. Abrom finished the night with 2,003 points in a Crusader uniform and 2,454 overall including his freshman year at Urbana (Ohio).

With the win, The Abbey improves to 15-9 overall and 10-6 in league play and clinched a berth in next month’s Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Tournament. Erskine falls to 7-16, 4-13.

How It Happened- Sean Halloran was the only other player in double figures with 12 points. Abrom just missed a double-double with a career-high-tying nine rebounds. He has reached that total five times now. Belmont Abbey shot 63.0 percent from the field (34-54), its second-best effort of the season after .633 at King (Dec. 7). The defensive effort was equally strong, as Erskine shot just 24.0 percent (18 of 75). That was the lowest total of the year by an opponent, topping .406 by King (Dec. 7). The Abbey held a 48-35 rebounding advantage and forced five more turnovers. Belmont Abbey used an 18-0 run in the first half -- the biggest of the year -- to turn an early 10-6 deficit into a 24-10 lead. Erskine went nearly eight minutes (7:53) without a field goal. The biggest margin in the period was 15, but the Flying Fleet cut the gap to 39-34 by intermission. The Crusaders broke the game open by outscoring Erskine 34-8 over the first 9:37 of the second half.  

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