Crusaders Complete Regular Season at Emmanuel

Crusaders Complete Regular Season at Emmanuel

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Keyanna Spivey scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but the Belmont Abbey Women's Basketball team lost a tough 58-53 game to close out its regular season.  The Abbey finished the 2018-19 regular season third in Conference Carolinas with a 19-9 record, including a 15-5 Conference Carolinas record.  Emmanuel ends its regular season 21-6 overall, and 16-4 in conference play.

How it Happened

  • Spivey scored the first Crusader basket of the game.  Later in the period, Manuela Fungate made a layup, and Belmont Abbey trailed 22-4 when the period ended
  • In the opening minutes of the second, Allie Downing made a layup, as well as the ensuing free throw to narrow the margin to 24-7
  • In the last two minutes of the quarter, the Crusaders only gave up one field goal, while they went on a 5-0 run to end the period, and Emmanuel led 33-16 at halftime
  • The third quarter was all Abbey.  Maria Kuhlman scored five points in the first minute and a half of the period
  • The Lions did not a point on the Crusaders until the 3:44 mark of the quarter.  Spivey capped off the quarter with a 3-point basket, and Belmont Abbey trailed 40-39 heading into the final quarter.  BAC outscored Emmanuel 23-7 in the period
  • Brittany Autry made a layup at the start of the fourth to put the Crusaders in front 41-40, its first lead of the contest
  • Later in the period, Downing scored four straight Abbey points
  • The game turned into a free throw shooting contest at the end of the quarter and the Lions finished off the 58-53 win
  • On the day, Spivey was the Crusader leader with 17 points and 10 rebounds
  • Kuhlman finished with 14 points and six boards.  Downing contributed seven points and nine rebounds
  • As a team, Belmont Abbey outrebounded Emmanuel 49-28

Up Next

 Belmont Abbey will host King University in a Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal game on Monday, March 4.  That game will tip off at 5:30 p.m.