Score: Evangel 77, Mount Mercy 56 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (2-2; 1-0); Mount Mercy (1-3; 0-1)
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Hennessey Rec Center
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After finding themselves down by three at halftime, the Crusaders outscored the Mustangs 25-9 in the third quarter to take control of the game and cruise to a 77-56 victory.
The Crusaders shot 64% from the field in the second half en route to their victory. Strong defense helped as they kept the Mustangs to 33% from the field in the second half.
Senior Lexie Vaught made a bucket with 7:57 left in the third quarter to give the Crusaders the lead for good.
Freshman Sadie Chisum had nine assists and six steals in the game.
Evangel will return home on Wednesday, Nov. 20 to take on Heart opponent Graceland. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
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