Evangel snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 68-54 win over Missouri Valley Thursday at the Ashcroft Center.
Sierra McSpadden had a game-high 28 points while Emily Akins added 22 points for the Crusaders. Briana Walsh had a season high 8 points and had 8 rebounds for Evangel. Gabi Morales led Missouri Valley with 14.
The Crusaders led 34-24 at halftime and but the Vikings pulled within five points of the lead midway through the second half.
The win gave Evangel a 1.5 game lead over Missouri Valley for eighth place in the conference as they improved to 5-13 and 4-8 in the Heart of America conference. Missouri Valley dropped to 6-19 and 3-10.
Evangel travels to Graceland Saturday for their next game. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. in Lamoni, Iowa.
|Feb. 7 at Ashcroft CTR||FINAL|
|Missouri Valley (6-19, 3-10)||54|
|CRUSADERS (5-13, 4-8)||68|