CENTRAL, S.C.‑ Southern Wesleyan had 27 turnovers and shot 29.3 percent from the field in its 70-52 loss to Belmont Abbey.
Kristen Smith led the team with 11 points, grabbed four rebounds, and had two steals. Chelsie Waters scored eight points, pulled in three rebounds, dished out three assists, and had two steals. Shelby Gilbert scored six points and grabbed three rebounds.
The Crusaders (6-8, 5-3 CC) shot 48.3 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors (4-10, 1-7 CC) had 13 steals, which is the second most they have had in a game this season.
Southern Wesleyan next plays at home against North Greenville Jan. 16 at 2 p.m.