Men's basketball wins exhibition over Livin' the Dream

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Dec. 8 at Ashcroft CTR

FINAL

Livin’ the Dream

73

CRUSADERS

79

Springfield, Mo. –  A J.J. Williams three-pointer with 21 seconds remaining helped push the lead out of reach in a 79-73 exhibition win over Livin’ the Dream Saturday at the Ashcroft Center.

Williams and forward Zack Kleine finished with a team high 13 points while Stephen Cotten added 11 and Brodie Wingert and Josh Veurink chipped in 10 each.

Evangel had a 40-28 lead at halftime but Livin’ the Dream chipped away at the lead and took a 60-58 lead with 8 minutes remaining. They led by as much as four before the Crusaders went back in front with 5:45 left.

Former Drury guard Dennon Mitchell had 15 points to Livin’ the Dream.

The Crusaders return to regular season action on Tuesday as they face College of the Ozarks. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. in Point Lookout, Mo.

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