Three Crusaders Reach Double Figures in Conference Carolinas Championship

Three Crusaders Reach Double Figures in Conference Carolinas Championship

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - Allie Downing scored 15 points, but the no. 3 seed Belmont Abbey Women's Basketball team lost 69-57 at the no. 1 seed Emmanuel in the Conference Carolinas Championship game this evening.  The Crusaders move to 21-10 on the season, while the Lions improve to 24-6.

How it Happened

  • Keyanna Spivey got the Crusaders on the board first, with a layup two minutes into the game.  The Abbey trailed 30-10 when the quarter ended
  • The second quarter was all Abbey.  The Crusaders opened the period on a 7-0 run.  On the defensive side, Belmont Abbey gave up just three points in the quarter.  16-3 were the quarter scores, as The Abbey stormed back to within seven by halftime, at 33-26
  • In the third, Spivey again was the first Crusader to score.  Later in the period, an 8-0 Abbey run pulled The Abbey to within five at 44-39.  The Lions led 47-39 at the end of the period
  • Midway through the fourth, the Crusader went on a 6-0 run in a span of 1:41
  • In the end, Emmanuel took the 69-57 win
  • On the night, Downing scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds
  • Maria Kuhlman finished with 16 points.  Spivey contributed 10 points and eight boards.  Hannah Roney handed out eight assists