SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel women's basketball team returns to the Ashcroft Center Saturday to host Mount Mercy in search of its third straight victory.
SERIES HISTORY Evangel and Mount Mercy meet for the fourth time as the Crusaders look for a third straight win over the Mustangs.
► Evangel returns to the Ashcroft Center looking for a third straight win and to stay perfect in the month of December. The Crusaders are also looking for a third straight victory over Mount Mercy with the only loss coming in the Mustangs first season in Heart in 2016-17.
► Defensively, Evangel has been one of the top teams in the Heart of America. The Crusaders rank second in the league holding opponents to 59.3 points per game, with only William Penn's 51.4 points per game ranking higher.
► Owning the glass has helped Evangel to its hot start ranking third in the league in rebounding at 45 boards per game. Three Crusaders rank in the top 20, led by Lexie Vaught at 8.3 rebounds per game, as Sydnee Garrett averages 6.3 and Brianna Vogts averages 5.7 boards per game.
► A balanced scoring attack has helped Evangel as well. Led by 13.6 ppg from Vaught and 10.7 from Garrett, Vogts is close behind at 9.0 ppg, and Kylee Moore (7.8 ppg), Anne Marie Anibal (7.3 ppg), and Mackenzie Farmer (7.3 ppg) make the Crusaders tough to guard.
Evangel heads into Christmas break before returning to the court on January 3 at Culver-Stockton.