The Belmont Abbey men's basketball team saw its two game winning streak come to an end Saturday night as the Crusaders suffered a 78-57 setback to the visiting Limestone Saints this evening at the Wheeler Center. Limestone improves to 13-6 overall and 5-4 in Conference Carolinas, while the Abbey drops to 8-12 overall and 4-6 in league play.
The Saints lead rose to as high as nine, coming with 1:10 to play, after the Crusaders had closed to as few as two on a Durham jumper with 2:44 left. Limestone closed the half on a 7-2 run to claim a 27-20 lead at halftime.
Limestone outscored the Abbey 51-37 in the second half as the Saints lead grew to as much as 27, but Belmont Abbey scored nine of the game's last 11 points.
Jonathon Garrett led the abbey with seven rebounds to go along with his eight points.
Belmont Abbey shot 35 percent from the field and outrebounded Limestone by two, 34-32.