MVC Basketball Teams Swept by Evangel University

3 years 10 months 4 weeks ago January 04, 2013 Jan 4, 2013 Friday, January 04 2013 Friday, January 04, 2013 8:44:07 AM CST in Basketball
Source: Andy Pulverenti - Press Release

MARSHALL, MO -- The Missouri Valley College men's and women's basketball teams welcomed Evangel University to Grover C. Redford Gymnasium on Thursday evening for the first basketball games of the new year. The Lady Vikings were defeated by a 53-42 score while the men's team was knocked off by No. 18 Evangel 88-61.

The Lady Vikings found themselves in an early hole against the Lady Crusaders, down by as many as five points within the game's first five minutes. From there the Lady Vikings went on an 11-2 run over the next five minutes and grabbed a 13-9 lead after Senior Guard Sami Jackson got three of her eight points off a made three-point field goal midway through the first half. From there both teams traded baskets, neither leading by more than two points. Eventually Evangel took a one point lead going into the halftime break at 26-25.

MVC came out strong in the second half, beginning with an 8-0 run capped off by two Senior Center Cara Clark free throws to give the Lady Vikings a five point lead with just over 11 minutes remaining in the game. Evangel put on a 13-2 run of their own over the next three minutes to take a 41-35 lead with just over eight minutes remaining. The Lady Vikings came back to a 41-40 deficit with just under six minutes remaining, but Evangel pulled away late in the ball game to take a 53-42 victory.

Leading the way for MVC was Senior Forward Gabi Morales with 10 rebounds, four points, and three blocked shots.

The Lady Vikings played the Lady Crusaders to a draw in rebounding, with both teams pulling down 36 boards. The Lady Vikings also produced 12 assists in the game, and blocked four Lady Crusader shots.

The loss drops the Lady Vikings to 4-11 overall and 1-2 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. The Lady Crusaders improve to 3-6 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

The Vikings wasted little time in getting started against the No. 18 ranked Crusaders scoring the game's first six points to take an early lead. The fast start was capped off by a two-point field goal from Freshman Jordan Epps. From there, the two teams went back and forth. The Vikings eventually held a 25-21 advantage at the five minute mark, but Evangel ended the half on a run of their own. Evangel went on a 13-3 run over the final five minutes of the first half to take a 34-28 lead into the break.

The Crusaders kept the Vikings from making a comeback by taking control early in the second half. Evangel built up a 40-31 lead just two minutes after halftime. The Vikings eventually got back to within eight points around the 15-minute mark, but that's as close as they Vikings would get. Evangel steadily added to their lead before eventually coming away with the 88-61 victory.

Leading the way for MVC was Epps with 18 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Also in double-figures was Senior James Pope with 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Vikings hit the offensive glass hard in the game, coming up with 15 offensive rebounds. MVC also came up with nine steals and forced Evangel into 15 turnovers.

The loss drops Missouri Valley to 5-10 overall and 0-3 in the HAAC. Evangel improves to 10-4 on the season and 3-1 in conference play.

Up next for the men's and women's basketball teams is a road trip to Peru, Nebraska on Saturday for HAAC matchups with Peru State University. Women's game starts at 2 p.m., and the men's game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - The first Chocolate Festival in Columbia will allow mid-Missouri residents to snack on tasty treats while giving back... More >>
5 hours ago December 04, 2016 Dec 4, 2016 Sunday, December 04 2016 Sunday, December 04, 2016 5:16:00 AM CST in Top Stories
CAMDEN COUNTY - One man was airlifted to the hospital Friday after his vehicle overturned. According to the Missouri... More >>
12 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 9:22:34 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities are investigating after tools and equipment were stolen from a Kansas City woodworking shop where... More >>
13 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 8:54:00 PM CST in News
KIRKSVILLE - The Kirksville Arts Center broke out in flames Friday evening. According to an email from the Kirksville... More >>
14 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 7:42:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - A film about the life of a Missouri artist and politician was shown for free on Saturday. ... More >>
16 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 6:09:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Stephen Webber has been elected as the new Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party on Saturday. ... More >>
18 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:12:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - People came to celebrate Kwanzaa early this year at the Progressive Missionary Baptist on Saturday. The African-American... More >>
18 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:05:00 PM CST in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Missouri woman faces 12 years in federal prison for leading a fraud scheme. The U.S.... More >>
18 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 3:29:38 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Over 40 local authors showed off their work and networked with other writers at the Local Authors Open... More >>
19 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 2:55:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Around 10 a.m. Saturday, a man driving his car northbound near Highway 63 and Stadium flipped over. No... More >>
22 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 11:38:33 AM CST in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have struggled to find a way to pay for repairs along thousands of miles... More >>
23 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 10:59:00 AM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri is seeing a startling decline in methamphetamine lab seizures, but it isn't because users are... More >>
23 hours ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 10:50:00 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Women's Symphony League kicked off the annual Holiday Home Tour, which is its biggest fundraiser of the... More >>
1 day ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:12:00 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY- The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from a building in the 200 block... More >>
1 day ago December 03, 2016 Dec 3, 2016 Saturday, December 03 2016 Saturday, December 03, 2016 3:57:00 AM CST in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Following the election of Donald Trump, some students gathered for what they called a "positivity event". KOMU sent... More >>
1 day ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 7:05:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are proposing bills that would make attacking a law enforcement officer a hate crime.... More >>
1 day ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 4:51:13 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Lawmakers are proposing bills that would make Missouri a right-to-work state. The Springfield News-Leader... More >>
1 day ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 4:46:41 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A former Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his... More >>
1 day ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 4:23:47 PM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 34°
11am 37°
12pm 39°
1pm 42°
2pm 42°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

10:00a
Give
10:30a
Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson
11:00a
Wild About Animals
10:00a
Christian Worship Hour
10:30a
In Search of the Lord's Way
11:00a
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

6:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football
6:00p
Labyrinth
8:00p
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld