Belmont 90, Kennesaw St. 50

Mick Hedgepeth scored all 12 of his points in the first half and

Scott Saunders had a double-double as Belmont routed Kennesaw State

90-50 on Thursday night for its 10th straight win.

Saunders, who had eight rebounds in the first half, finished

with 12 points and 10 boards while Drew Hanlen added 11 points and

Adam Barnes 10.

Belmont (23-7, 15-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) trailed 3-2 early

in the first half but it was the last time Kennesaw State would see

the lead, as the Bruins used a 23-3 run to open a 25-6 lead with

8:52 left in the period.

Hedgepeth knocked down consecutive layups to give Belmont a

46-15 lead at halftime.

The Bruins shot 61 percent (34 of 56) from the field while

holding Kennesaw State (3-27, 0-17) to just 29 percent (17 of


Markeith Cummings and Mirza Sabic had 15 apiece for Kennesaw