BELMONT, N.C. - Maria Kuhlman scored a career-high 33 points in tonight's 89-63 victory over Lees-McRae College on Alumni Night. The win moves the Crusaders to 19-8 on the season, with a 15-4 conference record. The Bobcats dipped to 13-14 overall, and 9-10 in Conference Carolinas play.
How it Happened
- Kuhlman scored the first five points of the game, and Belmont Abbey's first 11. The Abbey ended the quarter on a 9-2 run, and led 24-16 when the period ended
- Belmont Abbey opened the second on a 9-0 run to take a strong 33-16 lead. On the defensive end, the Crusaders gave up just two points in the last 4:50 of the quarter, to own a 47-26 lead at halftime
- Allie Downing scored six points in the early minutes of the third, giving BAC a 58-40 lead. By the time the quarter expired, The Abbey built a 65-48 lead
- The fourth quarter was all Abbey. Downing scored the first four Abbey points. Kuhlman scored 11 in the quarter. Caroline Tomey capped off the game with a 3-pointer, and Belmont Abbey finished off the 89-63 win
- On the night, Kuhlman was the Crusader leader with a career-high 33 points. Downing posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while also handing out five assists
- Hannah Roney dished out nine assists, tying for her season-high, while Brittany Autry contributed 12 points and five rebounds
Belmont Abbey will wrap up its regular season at Emmanuel College on Tuesday, February 26 for a 5:30 p.m. contest. The NCAA will telecast the game on Facebook live and other digital platforms as part of its Division II showcase.