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  • Spencer Mathis

Mountain Lions Claim Victory over Belmont Abbey on Homecoming

Young Harris, GA| The Harp Recreation and Commencement Center was packed on Saturday (Feb. 10) afternoon, as 450 spectators watched Young Harris take down the Crusaders. At halftime, YHC was up 34-26, but as the second half rolled on, Belmont Abbey stormed all the way back to tie the game up at 52 a piece. The Mountain Lions locked in down the stretch of the second half, and as the dust settled, the Mountain Lions had won 72-68.

Young Harris College improves to 14-9 overall, 10-2 at home, and 8-5 in Conference Carolina play. Belmont Abbey College falls to 9-14 overall, and 7-6 in conference play. The Mountain Lions return to action on Wednesday when they head to Central, S.C. to face the Southern Wesleyan Warriors at 7 p.m.


  • Carl Cleveland recorded yet another double-double, scoring 19 points and collecting 11 rebounds.

  • Karl Chavis and Cole Deptula each scored double-digit points, with 16 and 13 respectively.

  • Cameron Bleshoy grabbed eight boards and added seven points for YHC.

  • DJ Holloway led the Crusaders in points with 16, whilst also adding two steals.

  • The Mountain Lions scored 36 points in the paint, compared to Belmont Abbey's 16.

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