Elon beats Division II Belmont Abbey 84-57
Tyler Seibring had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Phoenix (2-1), who scored 29 field goals on 17 assists and forced 18 turnovers.
Samson scored 15 of Elon's first 17 points, including three 3-pointers, to build a 17-15 lead and the Phoenix closed the half on an 8-0 run for a 42-32 lead.
The Crusaders rallied to within 42-41 on Markel Pollard's layup, but Santa Ana made back-to-back 3s and Elon scored 20 unanswered points to take firm control at 63-41.
Drexler Clark led Belmont Abbey with 15 points.