BELMONT, N.C. - Maria Kuhlman led a trio of Belmont Abbey players with double figure scoring in tonight's 73-55 win over North Greenville University. She finished with a 17-point, 10-rebound performance. The win puts The Abbey at 6-3 on the season, with a 3-0 Conference Carolinas record. NGU now stands at 2-6 overall, and 1-2 in conference play.
How it Happened
- A Maria Kuhlman 3-pointer and a layup from Keyanna Spivey got The Abbey out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter. BAC led 14-10 after the opening quarter ended
- In the second, Allie Downing scored five straight points to increase the Belmont Abbey lead to 23-10
- The defense also was strong in the period, holding North Greenville to 25% shooting for the quarter. The Abbey led 33-20 at halftime
- It only took Hannah Roney 19 seconds into the third to nail a three-point shot. Then BAC went on a run of nearly four minutes in which it only gave up one NGU basket
- In the closing minutes of the period, Alexis Schulz scored five straight Abbey points, and Belmont Abbey led 53-35 heading into the final period
- Two 3s by Kuhlman early in the fourth put The Abbey in front 64-37. The team finished strong and ended the game with a 73-55 victory
- On the day, Kuhlman led BAC with 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting and 10 rebounds
- Spivey contributed 11 points, eight boards, and three steals. Downing scored nine points and pulled down seven rebounds
Belmont Abbey will welcome Limestone College to the Wheeler Center next Saturday, December 15. That game will tipoff at 2 p.m.