Score: Evangel 51, Graceland 90
Records: Evangel (8-23); Graceland (21-10)
Location: Lamoni, Iowa | Closson Center
LAMONI, Iowa – The Evangel men's basketball team saw its season come to an end Monday night, with a 90-51 loss at Graceland in the first round of the Heart Postseason Basketball Tournament.
The Crusaders struggled to find offense Monday, leading only at 2-0 to start the game. The Yellowjackets pulled ahead and lead the rest of the way taking a 47-25 advantage at halftime.
Evangel was out-rebounded 50-30 and shot just 34 percent from the field with only five three-pointers in the loss. Graceland finished 12-of-30 from behind the arc and shot 47 percent from the field.
Graceland was led by 19 points from Jeremy Deemer and Will Nelson. Deemer finished with a double-double adding 11 rebounds.
Evangel finishes its season 8-23 overall.
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