Women's basketball rally falls short at Central Methodist

Game Summary

Women’s basketball
Thur., Jan. 24 at Puckett FH

FINAL

CRUSADERS (4-11, 3-6)

49

#23 Cent. Methodist (18-3, 7-3)

61

Fayette, Mo. – Evangel rallied from 14 behind to lead with less than six minutes remaining, but 23rd ranked Central Methodist closed out the game on a 16-2 run to win 61-49 Thursday night in Fayette, Mo.

The Crusaders trailed 44-30 midway through the first half but chipped away and took a lead 47-45 lead with 5:30 left on a basket by Amanda Landolt.

Central Methodist took over and shut Evangel out for the last three minutes of the game.

Sierra McSpadden led all scorers with 15 points. Raylyn Nuss had 12 to lead the Eagles.

The loss was Evangel’s fifth straight and dropped the Crusaders record to 4-11 and 3-6 in the conference while Central Methodist improved to 18-3 and 7-3.

Evangel returns home Saturday to play Benedictine. Tipoff is 2 p.m. at the Ashcroft Center.

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