Spivey Scores Season-High 15 Points against Limestone

Spivey Scores Season-High 15 Points against Limestone

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

Up Next

Belmont Abbey will travel to Bristol, Tenn. next Tuesday, December 18 to take on King University in a 12:30 p.m. contest.