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Abbey women end on high note

Mar 12, 2020 12:17PM

Brittany Autry recorded a double-double as the Belmont Abbey women’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season on a 16-game winning streak, with a 64-50 win over Mount Olive last week.  The Abbey, who has won the Conference Carolinas regular season, finishes the regular season with a 26-2 overall record, with a 21-1 Conference Carolinas record.  The Trojans finish their regular season 18-8 overall, with a 15-7 conference mark.

How it Happened

Manuela Fungate scored each of The Abbey’s first four points.  With 1:32 left in the quarter, Autry made a layup to give the Crusaders the lead for good. In the second, it was Kelli Thomas scoring each of the first four Crusader points.  The stubborn Abbey defense only gave up one field goal in the last four minutes of the quarter, and BAC led 34-22 at halftime. Late in the third, The Abbey held the Trojans to one field goal over a five-minute span, to take a 44-32 lead. Belmont Abbey led 50-38 heading into the final period. In the fourth, the Crusaders never let the lead slip below 12, and wrapped up the 64-50 victory. On the night, Autry was the Crusaders’ leader, with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Spivey finished with 12 points and eight boards.

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