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Downing scores 23 points for Belmont Abbey against North Greenville

Jan 16, 2020 10:55AM

Allie Downing (#22) scored 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, and the Belmont Abbey women’s basketball team earned a 65-57 win at North Greenville last week. The victory puts The Abbey at 11-2 on the season, with a 6-1 conference record.  NGU is now 4-6 overall, and 3-4 in Conference Carolinas play.

How it Happened

Downing got off to a fast start, scoring The Abbey’s first nine points.  She scored 14 in the quarter, and BAC led 16-10 when the period expired. Belmont Abbey went on a 5-0 run to open the second, for a 21-10 lead. The defense also played well, as BAC only gave up one field goal in the last 5:30 of the period, and led 29-21 at halftime. The third quarter went back and forth, and four BAC players scored in the period.  The Abbey led 46-39 heading into the final period. Keyanna Spivey scored four points quickly in the fourth.  Later in the period Autry scored six straight Abbey points. The defense also played well, as North Greenville was not able to get closer than three at any point in the period, and Belmont Abbey finished off the 65-57 victory. On the day, Downing was The Abbey leader, with 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including 6-for-11 from three-point range. Maria Kuhlman handed out a game-high six assists.  As a team, BAC had 21 assists, to North Greenville’s 11.

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