The Crusaders tried to overcome the loss of starting point guard Amanda Landolt, who left the game with 8:50 remaining the first half to a head injury and the team was also missing Tiaunshe Brown who suffered an injury earlier in the week. The Crusaders rallied from nine down but missed on a chance to tie the game in the closing minute.
Emily Akins led all scorers with 19 points while Sierra McSpadden added 15 for the Crusaders.
The Wildcats improved to 13-13 and 8-8 in the Heart of America conference while Evangel dropped to 7-14 and 6-9 in the league.
Evangel is at home on Monday hosting Baker. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. in the Ashcroft Center.
|Feb. 16 at Ashcroft CTR||FINAL|
|Culver-Stockton (13-13, 8-8)||57|
|CRUSADERS (7-14, 6-9)||53|