Score: Evangel 74, #3 William Penn 101 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (13-9, 9-7); William Penn (19-3, 13-3)
Location: Springfield, Mo. | Ashcroft Center
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel men's basketball fell 101-74 Saturday afternoon to No. 3 William Penn in Heart Conference play.
William Penn (19-3, 13-3) came out hot in the first half and built an 11-point lead before Evangel (13-9, 9-7) battled back to take the lead with 6:03 left before halftime.
Cade Coffman knocked down a three-pointer on the win to put Evangel up 29-28. Coffman would finish with 19 points and five boards in the loss.
However, William Penn continued to answer leading 50-41 at halftime. The Statemen would continue their hot shooting the second half going 55 percent from the field and outscoring the Crusaders 42-20 in the paint.
Evangel finished just 10 of 34 from the three-point arc and was two free throws shy of a season-low going 12 of 16. The Crusaders were also out-rebounded 54-29 in the loss.
William Penn was led by 25 points from Dexter Hood who added 10 rebounds. Kevion Blaylock also finished with a double-double adding 19 points and 12 boards.
Evangel continues home action Wednesday night against Central Methodist. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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