Montreat College
Photo: Daniel Brunson
Photo: Daniel Brunson
Allen University
Men's Basketball - Fri, Feb. 24, 2017

KINGSPORT, TN - The Montreat College men's basketball team saw their 2016-2017 season come to a close after an 82-70 loss to Allen University in the quarterfinals of the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday. 

The Cavaliers (19-10) trailed for most of the first half but used a 16-2 burst to take a 26-18 lead. Allen would go on a 9-1 run at the end of the half and the two teams went into halftime tied at 35-35.

In the second half, both teams battled, exchanging the lead eight times with eight ties as well. However, a 12-4 run for Allen pushed their lead to double-digits and they held on for the upset win. 

Jeron Hemphill (SO/Morganton, NC) led the Cavaliers with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Austin Butler (FR/Morganton, NC) went 3-8 from the three-point line on his way to scoring 13 points. Alonzo Mobley (SO/Lincolnton, NC) added 10 points while David Everage (JR/Las Vegas, NV) had seven points and nine rebounds. 

The Cavaliers end the season at 19-10, a 15-game turnaround from last season. The 19 total wins and 12 conference victories were the most for a Montreat team since the 2006-2007 season.

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