BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Belmont Abbey's Kyle Phillips led all
scorers with 25 points as the Crusaders men's basketball team ended
the Lees-McRae College Bobcats season 96-65 win in Williams
Belmont Abbey moves to 14-13 overall and 9-11 in Conference
Carolinas, while Lees-McRae ends its season with a record of 3-24
overall and 2-18 in Conference Carolinas.
The Abbey shot 56 percent as Phillips sank nine of 16 field goal
attempts with six rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal. Tyshawn
Good added 15 points, while Terrone Sheffey posted 12 points and
Patrick Kuhlman added 11 with four assists. Chad Patus posted nine
points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Richard Barbee also had nine
Lees-McRae shot 39 percent as Adam McFerran led the Bobcats with
16 points. He was the only Lees-McRae player to reach double
figures. Senior Josh Kurtz playing in his final game had eight
points and three rebounds, and follow senior Vlady Nikolov didn't
score in the contest.
Belmont Abbey led 37-28 at the half and outscored the Bobcats
59-37 in the final 20 minutes as it shot 57 percent from the floor
in the stanza.
The Crusaders never trailed after being down 2-0 and led by as
many as 14 points in the first half. In the second half, the the
Abbey led by as many as 34 points at 95-61 with 1:32 left.