Abilene Christian rolls over Div. III Schreiner 73-59

ABILENE, Texas (AP) Jaren Lewis and Jovan Crnic combined for 27 points as Abilene Christian opened the season with a 73-59 win over Division III Schreiner on Friday night.

Lewis had 14 points and seven rebounds and Crnic, who was 5 of 9 from the field, added 13 points. Hayden Farquhar and Jalone Friday had 11 points apiece and Jaylen Franklin chipped in 10 for Abilene Christian.

The Wildcats scored 34 points in the paint while holding Schreiner to 22. Abilene Christian also had 19 second chance points and picked up 14 off fast breaks.

The Wildcats were up 35-27 at the break and stretched that to 56-39 at the midpoint of the second half.

Abilene Christian won the rebound battle 43 to 31 and forced Schreiner into 14 turnovers.

Keenan Gumbs was 6 of 11 from the field for 15 points for Schreiner. Wes Miller added 11.