SALISBURY, N.C. - Allie Downing dropped 19 points against Livingstone College this afternoon, but the Blue Bears took the contest 80-76. The Crusaders are now 2-3 on the season, while Livingstone is now 3-3.
How it Happened
- Keyanna Spivey scored each of the first four Belmont Abbey points of the game. She scored six in the quarter, half of the team's total for the period
- Three 3-point baskets early in the second got Belmont Abbey back to within five at 27-22
- Later in the quarter, freshman Alexis Schulz made back-to-back three-pointers to make it a 31-28 game. In the closing minutes of the half, she hit another 3-point shot to give the Crusaders lead of the day. The Abbey also played very well defensively, holding the Blue Bears to just 11 points in the quarter. At halftime, the game was tied at 35
- The two teams went back-and-forth early in the third. In the late part of the quarter, Downing scored five points to keep the Crusaders within striking distance, as Livingstone led 53-47
- It took Maria Kuhlman less than two minutes into the fourth to score five points for The Abbey, pulling the Crusaders to within a point at 55-54. Later in the period, Kayla Hines scored four straight points to put The Abbey in front 63-62
- Downing scored the final five points for the Crusaders, who came up just short, 80-76
- Downing's 19 points and 11 rebounds made her second double-double in a row
- Spivey finished with 12 points, eight boards, and three steals
Belmont Abbey will visit Mars Hill University on Wednesday, November 28 for a 6 p.m. contest.