Score: Evangel 59, #3 Benedictine 75 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (5-19, 4-15); Benedictine (23-2, 19-0)
Location: Atchison, Kan. | Ralph Nolan Gymnasium
ATCHISON, Kan. — The Evangel men's basketball team was unable to keep pace with the top team in the Heart and 3rd-ranked team in NAIA, Benedictine College falling 75-59 on Wednesday night.
Evangel played with the Ravens statistically using a 9-0 run to pull within 37-24 at halftime. However, after shooting 46 percent in the first half compared to the Crusaders' 33 percent, Benedictine finished a hot-shooting second half with a 53 percent clip.
The Crusaders struggled beyond three-point line finishing 4 of 18 and making just one three-pointer in the second half.
Benedictine was led by Adam Kutney who finished with 20 points for the Ravens.
Evangel returns to the Ashcroft Center on Saturday for Senior Day against Grand View. Tipoff against the Vikings is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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