BELMONT, N.C. - Alexis Schulz scored a career-high 21 points as the Belmont Abbey Women's Basketball team defeated #9-ranked North Georgia 65-56 this evening. The victory puts the Crusaders at 5-1 on the year. The Nighthawks are now 6-1.
How it Happened
- North Georgia led 13-10 early, but the Crusader defense held North Georgia to one basket over a four-minute stretch, and a 17-16 lead by the end of the quarter
- The stubborn Abbey defense held the Nighthawks scoreless for the first five minutes of the second, taking a 25-18 lead
- After trailing 28-25, the Crusaders went on a 9-0 run to end the second quarter, highlighted by five straight from Allie Downing
- In the second half, the Crusader defense again played strong, holding the Nighthawks to one field goal over a three-and-a-half-minute span early in the third
- Later in the half, Schulz scored 12 straight Belmont Abbey points, capped off with back-to-back 3-point baskets
- BAC held a commanding 52-41 lead heading into the final period
- In the fourth, the Crusader defense did not give up a point over the first three and a half minutes of the quarter. Keyanna Spivey scored six in the period, and Belmont Abbey sealed the 65-56 win
- On the night, Schulz was the Crusader leader with her 21 points on 8-12 shooting. Spivey scored 13, and Brittany Autry grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds
Belmont Abbey will return to conference play on Tuesday, December 3 when it welcomes Chowan for a 5:30 p.m. contest.