Women's Basketball Opens Season with Tusculum in Showdown

Women's Basketball Opens Season with Tusculum in Showdown

BELMONT, N.C. - Sophomore Irelynn Davisson scored 12 points in tonight's season opener for both teams, but it was Tusculum who came out with a 64-49 win.  It was the first of a two-day Conference Carolinas/SAC Showdown hosted by Belmont Abbey.

How it Happened

  • Hannah Roney led off the game with a three-pointer.  Davisson nailed another three off a pass from Roney to give The Abbey an early 10-3 lead.  The Crusaders led throughout the first quarter, and ended the period with a 19-18 advantage
  • At halftime the Pioneers led 37-26
  • A three-pointer by Alexis Schulz brought the Crusaders back to within four at 41-37 at the 4:05 mark of the third
  • Belmont Abbey converted some free throw opportunities to keep it close, but trailed 48-40 by the end of the period
  • Manuela Fungate scored each of the first four Abbey points of the fourth
  • In the end, Tusculum won the contest 64-49
  • Fungate grabbed a game-high eight rebounds
  • The Crusaders held the Pioneers to 2-for-11 from 3-point range, while Belmont Abbey made six 3's

Up Next

Belmont Abbey will wrap up its participation in the Showdown tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts Coker College.