Men's basketball hands Mo. Baptist 86-67 loss at BBC

Nov. 9 Dowell FH


Missouri Baptist (2-3)


#21 CRUSADERS (4-1)


Springfield, Mo. – The Evangel men’s basketball beat Missouri Baptist for the second time within a week with an 86-67 win over the Spartans at Dowell Field House in Springfield in the second day of the Evangel / BBC Classic.

Evangel forward Zack Kleine had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the Crusaders. The performance was Kleine’s fourth double-double of his Evangel career. Stephen Cotten led the Crusaders with 17 points.

Kalvin Lewis led Missouri Baptist with 20 points.

Evangel owned a 40-22 rebound advantage in the game and shot 55 percent from the field connecting on 28 of 51 shots and 10 of their 20 three-point attempts.

Last Saturday, Evangel won at Missouri Baptist 79-61.

The win raised Evangel’s record to 4-1 as they won both games in the event co-hosted by Baptist Bible College. Missouri Baptist split the two games in Springfield and fell to 2-3.

Evangel plays next Friday in the Oklahoma Wesleyan Classic. The Crusaders take on MidAmerica Christian (Okla.) at 4 p.m. on Friday in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


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