SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel women's basketball team looks to end their losing skid as they head to Missouri Valley on Thursday.
SERIES HISTORY Evangel leads the all-time series with the Vikings 50-21 and won the most recent meeting 60-57 on Jan. 27, 2018.
► Evangel goes back on the road to Missouri Valley to try and get back in the win column for the first time in 2019.
► Evangel received votes in the most recent NAIA poll. This is the first time the Crusaders have received votes since the preseason poll for the 2011-2012 season.
► Owning the glass has helped Evangel with 44.27 boards per game, which is good for third in the league. The Cursaders are especially good on the offensive glass with an average of 18.80 per game. Lexie Vaught ranks number 17 in Division I in Offensive Rebounds with 3.46 per game, while Sydnee Garrett ranks number 36 with 2.93 per game.
► A balanced scoring attack has helped Evangel as well. Led by 14.1 ppg from Vaught and 10.7 from Garrett, Brianna Vogts is close behind at 9.6 ppg, Kylee Moore (8.6 ppg), and Mackenzie Farmer (8.2 ppg) make the Crusaders tough to guard.
Evangel returns home on Saturday, Jan. 12 to take on Graceland at the Ashcroft Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.