BELMONT, N.C. -- Freshman Gunnar Hardarson scored a career-high 19 points to lead five double figures as Belmont Abbey cruised to a 93-33 men's basketball victory over Christendom Tuesday night at the Wheeler Center. Ben Ferguson and Aidan Richard tallied 12 points apiece, with Daniel Spencer and Drexler Clark chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Belmont Abbey (3-2) never trailed in the contest, scoring the first three points, then answering a Christendom basket with a 23-0 run. The visitors broke a scoring drought of 8:10 with a three-pointer that made the score 26-5. The Crusaders continued the half strong, opening a 49-11 lead by intermission. The Abbey shot 50.0 percent (19-38) in the period, while holding Christendom to 19.2 percent shooting (5-26).
Jacob Wilson topped the team in both rebounds (nine) and assists (seven). Richard added eight rebounds to his total.
The 60-point margin was the largest of the game.
Belmont Abbey returns to action on Friday when it has an exhibition game at UNC Greensboro. Tip-off at the Greensboro Coliseum is set for 2 p.m.