Five Crusaders Reach Double Figures Against Limestone

Five Crusaders Reach Double Figures Against Limestone

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Five Belmont Abbey players scored in double figures, but the top-seeded Crusaders lost a 74-69 contest to #4-seed Limestone in a Conference Carolinas semifinal matchup.  Belmont Abbey is now 27-3 on the season, and waits to see if it will reach the NCAA Tournament.

How it Happened

  • It only took Keyanna Spivey seven seconds into the game to get The Abbey on the board.  The Crusaders trailed 17-14 after the first quarter
  • Brittany Autry scored four straight Crusader points early in the second, keeping The Abbey within four at 26-22
  • Late in the half, Belmont Abbey went on a 12-2 run to tie the game at 34 at halftime
  • The teams went back and forth in the third, with neither team able to build a lead bgger than five.  Autry and Allie Downing each scored six points in the period, and BAC held a 53-50 lead heading into the final period
  • A quick 5-0 run early in the fourth put the Crusaders on top 58-50.  Defensively, The Abbey held Limestone to just one field goal over the first three minutes of the period
  • In the end, the Saints took the contest 74-69
  • Spivey finished the day with 13 points and eight rebounds to lead The Abbey
  • Downing scored 13 points and pulled down five boards.  Autry scored 11 and grabbed seven rebounds
  • Spivey was later named to the 2020 All-Tournament Team, finishing the tournament with 19 points and 14 rebounds

Up Next

Belmont Abbey awaits a decision by the NCAA's staff as to whether or not it will have a spot in the NCAA Tournament.