Evangel Crusaders (4-10, 3-5) at #23 Central Methodist (17-3, 6-3)
Game # 15 / HAAC Game # 9 – Thur., Jan. 24, 2013
5:30 p.m. – Fayette, Mo. – Puckett Field House
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Women’s basketball at Central Methodist: Evangel women’s basketball travels to Central Methodist for a conference game on Thursday night.
Evangel is 4-10, 3-5 in the Heart of America conference and will look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Crusaders lost at home Saturday to Peru State 66-60. Evangel enters play Thursday in sixth place in the HAAC.
Central Methodist is ranked 23rd nationally in NAIA-I. The Eagles are 17-3, 6-3 in the conference and in third place in the league. Central Methodist lost in double overtime Saturday at Baker 82-79. The Eagles’ 17 wins already matches their victory total from last season which was the most wins in a decade for the program.
Evangel handed Central Methodist one of their three losses on the season with a 63-57 win at the Ashcroft Center on Nov. 29. The Crusaders lead the all-time series 50-24.
Evangel: Leon Neal (19th year, 384-218)
Central Methodist: James Arnold (2nd year, 34-16)
Evangel lost vs. Peru St. 66-60 (Sat.)
Central Methodist lost at Baker 82-79, 2OT (Sat.)
All-Time Series: Evangel 50-24
Evangel 63 Central Methodist 57 (Nov. 29 at EU)