Abilene Christian goes batty in 93-53 win over Schreiner
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ABILENE, Texas (AP) Jalone Friday scored 21 points, Hayden Farquhar added 15 and grabbed five rebounds, and Abilene Christian beat Division III Schreiner University 93-53 on Saturday in a game that was briefly delayed when a bat landed on the floor and was scooped up in a big fishing net.
The Wildcats were up 24-18 when the winged creature appeared and was netted by deputy athletic director Drew Long and released safely outside. A bat also appeared briefly late in the second half before flying out of Moody Coliseum through a ceiling tile.
Abilene Christian is off to its best start since going 11-0 in 1998-99.
Trey Lenox's 3 put the Wildcats up for good, 5-2, and they led 43-29 at halftime behind Farquhar's eight points and five rebounds.
Franklin's dunk capped a 10-0 run and the Wildcats were up by 34 with about three minutes left when the bat made its escape.
Ellis Jones led the Mountaineers with nine points.
Updated December 8, 2018