Score: Evangel 71, #7 Central Methodist 87
Records: Evangel (7-20, 5-11); Central Methodist (24-3, 13-3)
Location: Fayette, Mo. | Puckett Fieldhouse
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Evangel men's basketball team fell in Heart South Division action, 87-71, at No.7 Central Methodist on Wednesday night.
The Crusaders trailed 42-28 at halftime after shooting just 37 percent from the field. Evangel improved in the second half to shoot 58 percent, however, Central Methodist outrebounded the Crusaders 41-29.
Evangel shot just 7-of-9 from the free throw line, as Central Methodist was 15-of-22 at the stripe.
Terrance Bush led the Eagles with 20 points coming off the bench. Bush also pulled down six rebounds and added four assists helping CMU outscore Evangel 19-7 in second-chance points.
The Crusaders return home Saturday to host Mount Mercy for Senior Day. Tipoff against the Mustangs is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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