Men’s Basketball Season Ends at Graceland in Heart Tournament First Round

Men’s Basketball Season Ends at Graceland in Heart Tournament First Round

The Basics
Score: Evangel 51, Graceland 90
Records: Evangel (8-23); Graceland (21-10)
Location: Lamoni, Iowa | Closson Center
Box Score

LAMONI, Iowa – The Evangel men's basketball team saw its season come to an end Monday night, with a 90-51 loss at Graceland in the first round of the Heart Postseason Basketball Tournament.

The Crusaders struggled to find offense Monday, leading only at 2-0 to start the game. The Yellowjackets pulled ahead and lead the rest of the way taking a 47-25 advantage at halftime.

Evangel was out-rebounded 50-30 and shot just 34 percent from the field with only five three-pointers in the loss. Graceland finished 12-of-30 from behind the arc and shot 47 percent from the field.

Senior Dylan Bekemeier again led Evangel with 19 points and two assists. Fellow classmate, Marcus Miller was the only other Crusader in double figures with 14 points and six rebounds.

Graceland was led by 19 points from Jeremy Deemer and Will Nelson. Deemer finished with a double-double adding 11 rebounds.

Evangel finishes its season 8-23 overall.

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