Score: Evangel 77, Clarke 82
Records: Evangel (8-22, 6-13); Clarke (14-16, 7-12)
Location: Dubuque, Iowa | Kehl Center
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Evangel men's basketball team came up just short Saturday, 82-77, in the regular season finale at Clarke University.
The Crusaders finish the regular season 8-22, 6-13 in conference play and await the remaining league games to finish on Saturday to determine their first-round opponent. Evangel could travel to either Peru State or Graceland on Monday.
After a slow start, the Crusaders came out blistering hot in the second half shooting 54 percent from the field. Senior Dylan Bekemeier posted his second straight 30-point game as the Republic, Mo., native finished with 31. Bekemeier also crossed the 1,000 point mark for his career reaching 1,022 points.
Clarke finished 21-of-23 from the free throw line and was led by 26 points from Ernest Bolden. Bolden was a big part of 49 bench points for the Pride.
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