Evangel Crusaders (0-3) vs. #23 William Woods Owls (3-0)
Game # 4 -- Springfield, Mo.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012 – 7 p.m. -- Ashcroft Center
Evangel hosts Williams Woods in home opener: The Evangel women’s basketball team hosts 23rd ranked William Woods in their first home game of 2012-13. The Crusaders are 0-3 having played their first three games on the road with losses at defending NAIA-I National Champion Oklahoma City, Auburn-Montgomery and 9th ranked Lee (Tenn.).
Evangel will play their third ranked opponent in four games as they take on William Woods Friday.
The Owls are 3-0 having defeated Heart of America conference opponent Avila on Tuesday, 63-49. In addition to their three wins, William Woods also has an exhibition win over NCAA-II opponent Lincoln (Mo.) 82-69 on Saturday.
William Woods went 23-10 last year, won the American Midwest Conference tournament title and lost in the opening round of the NAIA-I National Tournament to #8 Shawnee St. (Ohio) 67-48.
Evangel: Leon Neal (18th year, 380-211)
William Woods: Dan Chapla (5th year / 11th year)
Evangel lost at #9 Lee (Tenn.) 56-53 (Nov. 10)
William Woods won vs. #20 Avila 63-49 (Tuesday)
All-Time Series: William Woods 22-14