Evangel Crusaders (4-6, 3-1) vs. Avila Eagles (3-10, 2-3)
Game # 11 / HAAC Game # 5 -- Thur., Jan. 10, 2013
5:30 p.m. -- Springfield, Mo. – Ashcroft Center
Women’s basketball hosts Avila: The Evangel women’s basketball team takes on Avila at home Thursday.
The Crusaders are among five teams in the Heart of America conference with one loss. Evangel enters Thursday’s game 4-6 and 3-1 in the league. The Crusaders are coming off of an 88-83 overtime win last Saturday over Graceland. Evangel will be looking to win three straight games for the first time this season.
Avila is 3-10 but they are 2-3 in the conference. The Eagles have lost four straight including a 69-53 loss at Central Methodist on Saturday. Last year, Avila went 22-12 and won a round at the NAIA-I national tournament advancing to the round of 16.
Evangel leads the all-time series 32-13 but lost both meetings against Avila last year.
Evangel: Leon Neal (19th year, 384-214)
Avila: Larry Williams (7th year, 123-82)
Evangel won vs. Graceland 88-83 (OT) (Sat.)
Avila: lost at #25 Central Methodist 69-53 (Sat.)
All-Time Series: Evangel 32-13
2011-12 Series: Avila 2-0
Avila 67 Evangel 40 (Jan. 12, 2012 at AU)
Avila 63 Evangel 58 (Feb. 16, 2012 at EU)