Score: Evangel 79, Peru State 85
Records: Evangel (3-15, 2-7); Peru State (3-15, 0-9)
Location: Peru State, Neb. | Wheeler Activity Center
PERU, Neb. – The Evangel men's basketball team was unable to overcome 21 turnovers Saturday in an 85-79 loss at Peru State in Heart of America Athletic Conference action.
The Crusaders shot 50 percent from behind the three-point line; however, 21 turnovers were too much to overcome in the loss. Peru State turned the ball over just 12 times and outscored Evangel 40-24 in the paint after coming back from a 10-point deficit.
Dylan Bekemeier gave Evangel a chance late as the senior finished with a career-high 31 points on 9-of-12 shooting from behind the three-point line. The Republic, Mo., native was also 10-of-15 from the field.
Justin Washington added a double-double in the loss with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Quantice Hunter led Peru State with 25 points while teammate LJ Westbrook posted 15 points and 10 boards.
Evangel continues its road swing Wednesday at Baker. Tipoff from Baldwin City, Kansas is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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