Evangel Crusaders (3-6, 2-1) vs. Graceland Yellowjackets (2-10, 0-4)
Game # 10 / HAAC Game # 4 -- Sat., Jan. 5, 2013
2 p.m. -- Springfield, Mo. – Ashcroft Center
Live Broadcast Coverage:
Radio- ESPN 1400
Women’s basketball back at home: The Evangel women’s basketball team plays their first home game since Nov. 29 as they host Graceland in a Heart of America conference game Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Crusaders are 3-6 and 2-1 in the HAAC after a Thursday win at Missouri Valley 53-42. The 42 points allowed is the fewest surrendered by the Crusaders in a game this season.
Graceland is 2-10 and 0-4 in the conference. Thursday, the Yellowjackets lost at home to 25th ranked Central Methodist 73-41. Graceland’s two wins have come against Bethel (Kan.) on Nov. 20 and Mount Mercy (Iowa) on Dec. 9.
The two teams split the season series last year with the road team winning both games.
Evangel leads the all-time series 45-8.
Evangel: Leon Neal (19th year, 383-214)
Graceland: Rich Harrop (3rd year, 12-20)
Evangel won at Missouri Valley 53-42 (Thur.)
Graceland lost vs. Central Methodist 73-41
All-Time Series: Evangel 45-8
2011-12 Series: tied 1-1
Evangel 57 Graceland 45 (Jan. 7, 2012 at GU)
Graceland 67 Evangel 59 (Feb. 11, 2012 at EU)