DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Belmont Abbey wrapped up its preparations for the 2016-17 regular season on Friday night, facing Davidson in an exhbition contest at Belk Arena. The Wildcats, members of the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference, posted a 104-58 victory.
Drexler Clark led the Crusaders with 17 points, while Gunnar Hardarson also reached double figures with 11 points. Nine of Belmont Abbey's field goals were from three-point range as it hit 34.6 percent from behind the arc
After falling behind 11-0 at the start of the game, the Crusaders used an 8-6 run to close the gap to single digits. The score stayed around that margin for the next four min.utes before a 7-0 spurt turned into 24-6 before halftime. The Wildcats led 49-24 at the break.
Belmont Abbey begins the regular season next weekend at the Mars Hill Tip-Off Classic, facing the hosts on Friday and Wingate on Saturday.