MVC Basketball Teams Swept by Evangel University

3 years 6 months 3 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
BRIDGETON (AP) — Authorities said four family members have been found shot to death in a suburban St. Louis home.... More >>
13 minutes ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:22:42 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Two people have been charged in connection with a marijuana grow operation in south-central Missouri. ... More >>
46 minutes ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:50:26 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Animal Behavior Society held an event for families to come and learn about animal research. The... More >>
1 hour ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:19:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man convicted of charges stemming from a cyberattack that disabled the St. Louis County police... More >>
4 hours ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 1:01:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - With shootings and gun control in the news, one concealed carry class taught some mid-Missourians about gun safety.... More >>
4 hours ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:56:00 PM CDT in News
EMINENCE (AP) — A 440-acre swath of southern Missouri that once included an outdoor music venue is the newest state... More >>
5 hours ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:43:06 AM CDT in News
EUGENE - One person is in custody following a shooting in Eugene Friday afternoon. The individual in custody is... More >>
6 hours ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:22:00 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Bonner Springs teens addressed the Democratic National Convention, recalling how they were fired after... More >>
6 hours ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:41:16 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department responded to a shooting Friday night in the area of Pennant Street and Worley... More >>
9 hours ago July 30, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Saturday, July 30 2016 Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:33:00 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A crowd of about 50 people converged on a Kansas City convenience store, with some... More >>
21 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:43:42 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former owner of two Missouri daycare businesses has been sentenced to two years in... More >>
22 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:34:44 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a 24-year-old man fatally shot by Kansas City police in 2013 has... More >>
22 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:27:23 PM CDT in News
CARTHAGE (AP) — Authorities are increasing security at a festival that draws tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics to southwest... More >>
22 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:22:03 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said his experience in office and past success in elections... More >>
22 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:16:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Getting to the polls can be difficult on Election Day, but COMO Connect will help Columbia residents. The... More >>
22 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:05:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON - SERVE, Inc handed out free school supplies to Callaway County students on Saturday. The first 800 people... More >>
1 day ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 3:32:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley announced Friday he will take over for Interim Athletic Director Wren... More >>
1 day ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 2:56:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Cyclists were out on Friday enjoying new bike lanes along the shoulder of Forum Boulevard. The new lanes... More >>
1 day ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 2:14:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 83°
6pm 83°
7pm 82°
8pm 79°
9pm 74°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

5:00p
Paid Program
5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
6:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 6
5:00p
Crazy Talk
5:30p
Crazy Talk
6:00p
Cheaters

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
America's Got Talent
8:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld