Fourth-Quarter Surge Helps Abbey to Quarterfinal Win Over King

Fourth-Quarter Surge Helps Abbey to Quarterfinal Win Over King

BELMONT, N.C. - Belmont Abbey outscored King 21-3 in the fourth quarter to earn a 68-49 victory in the Conference Carolinas Quarterfinals.  The win puts The Abbey at 20-9 on the year while King finishes its season 14-14.  With the victory, Head Coach Jason Williams earned his 100th win at the helm of the program. 

How it Happened

  • Seven different Crusaders scored in the opening quarter.  On the defensive side, The Crusaders only gave up one 3-pointer in the period, and led 19-11 when the quarter ended
  • Keyanna Spivey ended the second quarter by making four free throws, and Belmont Abbey trailed 28-26 at halftime
  • In the third, Spivey scored six straight points for The Abbey, giving the Crusaders a 34-33 lead.  The defensive unit went about four minutes of giving up just one Tornado field goal
  • Alexis Schulz made a layup in the closing seconds of the period, and BAC led 47-46 heading into the final quarter
  • The fourth quarter was all Abbey.  At the 7:27 mark, King scored its sole field goal of the period to make it a 51-48 Crusader lead.  After that, Maria Kuhlman hit back-to-back 3-pointers for The Abbey
  • Caroline Tomey hit another at the 1:43 mark.  Manuela Fungate capped off the game with a jumper, and Belmont Abbey took the Quarterfinal victory 68-49
  • On the night, Spivey scored a team-high 14 points and pulled down six rebounds
  • Allie Downing finished with 12 points and eight boards.  Fungate contributed seven points and 11 rebounds, while Brittany Autry chipped in eight points and nine boards

Up Next

Belmont Abbey will face #2-seed Barton in Franklin Springs, Ga. in a Conference Carolinas semifinal game on Thursday.  Tip off time is still to be determined.