Score: Evangel 80, (RV) Benedictine 75
Records: Evangel (16-10; 11-10), (RV) Benedictine (18-9; 13-8)
Location: Atchison, Kan.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel won their rematch against (RV) Benedictine 80-75 in a back-and-forth match.
The Crusaders started the game winning the first quarter 22-18, but Benedictine went on an 8-0 run in the second quarter to take the lead and go into halftime leading 41-37. Evangel would go on a 9-2 run of their own to start the third quarter to take the lead. From that point, it was a back and forth game until the end of the quarter, which Evangel led 58-57.
Bayley Harman started the fourth quarter with back-to-back three-pointers to extend the Crusaders lead to seven. The Crusaders would never surrender the lead as the Ravens tried to claw back into the game, but they were never able to get closer than five points.
Crusaders shot 46 percent from the field and the three-point line in the win.
Harman led Evangel on the glass with seven rebounds.
Evangel will return home on Saturday, Feb. 16 to take on Grand View. Tipoff is scheduled for noon.
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