Chrystal Ezechukwu Earns Fourth Double-Double of the Year

Chrystal Ezechukwu Earns Fourth Double-Double of the Year

BRISTOL, TN - The Belmont Abbey women's basketball team lost a 107-63 contest to King University this evening in Bristol, TN.  The Abbey now stands at 6-5 on the season with a 4-2 conference record.  King is now 8-4 and 5-1 against Conference Carolinas opponents.

In the early minutes the lead swung back and forth, with King owning an early four-point lead.  The Crusaders responded with a 10-2 run and a four-point lead of their own.  Five minutes and three ties later, the first quarter ended with the Tornado leading 24-17.  Belmont Abbey started off the second strong, scoring on three of its first four possessions of the period.  Then the Crusaders found themselves in a deficit after a span of nearly five minutes in which they only managed one basket.  King led 52-33 at halftime.  By this point, freshman forward Chrystal Ezechukwu had scored a team-high eight points and pulled down a game-leading seven rebounds.

By midpoint of the third, the Abbey had scored six more points.  Ezechukwu continued to shine throughout the quarter.  She earned a double-double by the period's close as she increased her points scored to 12, and grabbed her 10th rebound, both game-highs.  The Tornado led 78-50 at the end of the quarter.  The final score was 107-63.

On the night, Ezechukwu's 12 points and 10 rebounds were both team highs.  It was her fourth double-double this season.  Senior guard Larisa Bishop chipped in 10 points.

The Abbey will be back in action tomorrow afternoon at 2pm at Lees-McRae College.