Men's basketball has big 2nd half in 88-61 at Missouri Valley

Game Summary

Men’s basketball
Thur., Jan. 3 at Redford Gym

FINAL

#18 Crusaders (10-4, 3-1)

88

Mo. Valley (5-10, 0-3)

61

Marshall, Mo – Evangel overcame a slow start and put together a big second half to win at Missouri Valley 88-61 Thursday night.

The Crusaders didn’t score for the first four minutes and fell behind 6-0. Victor Agbasi sparked Evangel with four three-pointers in the first half and helped his team to a 34-28 lead at the half.

Evangel took over in the second half outscoring the Vikings 54-33 while connecting on 16 of 29 shots in the second half while holding Missouri Valley to 35 percent in the last 20 minutes.

Agbasi finished with a season high 20 points going 6 for 10 from the field and 5 for 8 from three-point range in just 17 minutes of play. Korry Tillery also had a season high 16 points while leading Evangel with 8 rebounds.

Former Nixa guard Jordan Epps led Missouri Valley with 18 points.

Evangel improved to 10-4 and 3-1 in the Heart of America conference while the Vikings fell to 5-10 and 0-3 in the league.

Evangel plays at home on Saturday in a conference game against Graceland. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. at the Ashcroft Center.

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