Evangel Men’s Basketball Heads to No. 12 Central Methodist

Evangel Men’s Basketball Heads to No. 12 Central Methodist

 Evangel vs #12 Central Methodist
Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. \\ Fayette, Mo.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel men's basketball enters the final two weeks of the season at South Division leader, Central Methodist Wednesday night.

► Evangel heads to No. 12 Central Methodist Wednesday to face the South Division leader. The Crusaders lost a double-overtime thriller in Springfield last month, 94-88.

Justin Washington (Springfield, Mo./Crane HS) is 30 points shy of crossing 500 for the season and his 252 rebounds rank 15th most in a single-season at Evangel. Washington ranks fourth in the nation in total rebounds and eighth in rebounds per game.

Dylan Bekemeier (Republic, Mo.) is 60 points shy of 1,000 for his career as he has made 58 three-pointers this season, 12th most in a season at Evangel. Bekemeier also has 93 assists this season already tying his season-high set last year and giving him 277 for his career, 16th most in Evangel history.

► The 2018 Heart Postseason Tournament will consist of all 14 teams for one season and return to the top 10 teams next season with the departure of Avila. The top team in each division receives a bye as North and South teams 2-7 play opposite division teams in the first round. The tournament is then reseeded 1-8 with overall best record being the No. 1 seed.

Evangel returns to the Ashcroft Center Saturday for Senior Day against Mount Mercy. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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