Kuhlman Scores 16 in Win Over Bears

Kuhlman Scores 16 in Win Over Bears

BELMONT, N.C. - Maria Kuhlman scored 16 points and the Belmont Abbey Women's Basketball team earned a 88-73 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne this evening.  With the win, the Crusaders improve to 3-1 on the year.  The Bears dip to 2-3.

How it Happened

  • The opening quarter was back and forth, with Keyanna Spivey leading the way, going 3-3 in the period
  • Early in the second, the stubborn Abbey defense held the Bears scoreless for a three-minute span to take a 28-25 lead
  • At halftime, the Crusaders held a 40-35 advantage
  • Midway through the third, Belmont Abbey took a nine-point lead on a jumper by Kuhlman.  She scored 11 points in the period.  The Crusaders held a 63-55 lead heading into the final period
  • The teams traded baskets early in the fourth, until a layup by Allie Downing put The Abbey up by 10.  With just under two minutes to play, Downing hit a 3-pointer to put the Crusaders in front by 14
  • Irelynn Davisson capped off the game with a 3-pointer to give Belmont Abbey the 88-73 victory
  • On the night, six Crusaders scored in double figures, led by Kuhlman's 16.  Spivey tallied a double-double 12 points and 10 rebounds
  • Hannah Roney handed out 10 assists

Up Next

Belmont Abbey will open conference play on Wednesday, November 27, when it welcomes Limestone College for a 5:30 p.m. contest.