Score: Evangel 78, Clarke 95
Records: Evangel (4-15, 3-11); Clarke (9-11, 7-7)
Location: Springfield, Mo. | Ashcroft Center
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel men's basketball team dropped a rough Heart of America contest Saturday, 95-78 to Clarke University.
The Crusaders and Pride went back and forth in the first half before a Pride run with 1:57 left before halftime saw Clarke take a 46-41 advantage into the locker room.
Evangel battled back in the second half, but a game that saw more than 50 free throws combined went the way of the visitors. Clarke shot 69 percent while Evangel shot just 60 percent from the line in the loss.
Clarke was led by a game-high 23 points from Jared Walker as Josh Meier added 17 points and eight rebounds.
Evangel heads back on the road next Wednesday MidAmerica Nazarene. Tipoff from Olathe, Kansas is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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