The Belmont Abbey women's basketball team suffered a 60-46 loss at first year Conference Carolinas member Emmanuel College this evening in Franklin Springs, Georgia. The Lions improve to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in Conference Carolinas, while the Crusaders drop to 8-4 overall and 4-2 in Conference Carolinas.
Belmont Abbey is off until Wednesday when it welcomes league leading and nationally-ranked Limestone to the Wheeler Center. Tipoff on Roman Catholic Community night is 5:30.
The Lions never trailed as they opened the contest on a 17-1 run in the first four minutes and never looked back.
The Crusaders cut the deficit down to as few as 10 at 29-19, which was the halftime score.
Emmanuel maintained its double digit lead for most of the second half, until the Crusaders closed it down to seven thanks to a 7-0 run, which chopped the Emmanuel lead to 50-43 with 4:06 to go.
From there, Emmanuel closed the game on an 11-3 run to win by 14.
The Crusaders shot just 23 percent (15-63) and 4-11 from three-point range.