BELMONT, N.C. - Maria Kuhlman scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season, though the Belmont Abbey women's basketball team lost 64-58 to Barton. The Abbey now stands at 15-7 this season, and 12-3 in conference play. The Bulldogs are now 18-4 overall, and 11-4 against Conference Carolinas opponents.
How it Happened
- The first quarter was back and forth, with neither team building a lead bigger than four the entire period. Barton led 20-16 at the end of the quarter
- The Abbey defense came out strong in the second, giving up just one Bulldog field goal in the first four minutes. That same defensive effort was reflected at the end of the quarter too, as the Crusaders did not give up a Barton point in the last three minutes of the period
- Maria Kuhlman made a layup to pull The Abbey to within a point, 29-28 at halftime. She scored 10 points in the half
- A jump shot by Keyanna Spivey gave the Crusaders the lead at 30-29. Later in the period, Allie Downing scored four straight Abbey points to give the Crusaders a 39-34 advantage
- Spivey made two free throws with 20 seconds left in the quarter to put Belmont Abbey up eight, its largest lead of the game. BAC led 52-46 heading into the final period
- After Barton tied the game at 52, a jumper by Kuhlman got The Abbey the lead back. The Crusaders, however, struggled to score at the end of the game, and the Bulldogs took a 64-58 win
- On the night, Kuhlman led the Crusaders with 15 points and 11 boards. Spivey scored 14 points and pulled down six rebounds
Belmont Abbey will visit Erskine College on Saturday, February 9 for a 2 p.m. contest.