Downing Scores 22 in Thrilling 82-78 OT Win

Downing Scores 22 in Thrilling 82-78 OT Win

BELMONT, N.C. - Allie Downing scored a season-high 22 points, and the Belmont Abbey Women's Basketball team earned a thrilling 82-78 overtime victory over Limestone to open Conference Carolinas play.  The Abbey improves to 4-1 on the year.  The Saints are also 4-1 now.

How it Happened

  • The teams went back and forth early, with the Crusaders leading 18-16 after the end of the first
  • In the second, Limestone took a late lead, and a 37-32 lead at halftime
  • After trailing by seven early in the third, Belmont Abbey went on a 9-4 run to tie the game at 47.  The Saints led 56-51 heading in the fourth quarter
  • In the fourth, Downing brought the Crusaders back, scoring nine in the period, and helping the Crusaders force overtime
  • The Abbey defense only gave up one Limestone field goal in the first four minutes of the overtime period.  The Abbey, on the other hand, went-3-for-6 to seal the 82-78 victory
  • On the night, Downing led the Crusaders with 22 points and seven rebounds.  She also made three of the team's 11 steals
  • The Crusaders went 13-16 from the free throw line

Up Next

Belmont Abbey will welcome North Georgia on Saturday, November 30 for a 4 p.m. contest.