Score: (RV) Evangel 97, Missouri Valley 98
Records: (RV) Evangel (9-7; 4-7), Missouri Valley (7-9; 6-5)
Location: Marshall, Mo.
MARSHALL, Mo. – (RV) Evangel dropped a double-overtime heartbreaker on the road at Missouri Valley Thursday night, 98-97.
The Crusaders led by as many as 14 points in the fourth quarter but saw that lead slip away as the Vikings clawed their way back to tie the game at 76-76 at the end of regulation.
In the first overtime period, again the Crusaders were able to grab a lead only to see the Vikings come back and tie the game at the end of time. However, the second overtime period, the Vikings started out on the front foot and made the Crusaders chase them. The Crusaders had an opportunity to force a third extra period when Bayley Harman went to the free throw line, down two, with two seconds remaining. The freshman missed one of her free throws and the game ended.
The Crusaders shot 43 percent from the field. They also shot 42 percent from behind the 3-pt line.
Evangel will return home on Saturday, Jan. 12 to take on Graceland in the Ashcroft Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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