BELMONT, N.C. - Keyanna Spivey scored 15 points for the Belmont Abbey women's basketball team this afternoon, but the Crusaders lost the contest 78-68 to Limestone College. The Abbey now stands at 6-4 on the season and 3-1 against Conference Carolinas opponents. The Saints are now 5-5 overall, and 4-1 in conference play.
How it Happened
- The first quarter was very back-and-forth, with neither team building a lead larger than four. The Abbey led 11-10 when the quarter ended
- Irelynn Davisson hit a three-point shot to start the second quarter, but it was another hard-fought period, as neither team led by more than four until the last four minutes
- By halftime, the Saints held a 34-23 advantage
- Alexis Schulz, with a 3-pointer, was the first Crusader to score in the third. Another 3 by Davisson pulled The Abbey to within 11 at 40-29
- Later in the period, Belmont Abbey went on an 8-0 run to make it a 40-31 game. The Crusaders ended the quarter on a 5-0 run, and trailed 55-43 heading into the final period
- Allie Downing scored each of the first five points in the fourth, pulling the Abbey to within 55-48
- Maria Kuhlman hit a layup and made the ensuing free throw to make it a four-point game at 4:04. Limestone, however, ended the game with a 78-68 victory
- Spivey led the Crusaders with 15 points
- Kuhlman scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Schulz scored 10
Belmont Abbey will travel to Bristol, Tenn. next Tuesday, December 18 to take on King University in a 12:30 p.m. contest.