Springfield, Mo. (November 17, 2009) - The JBU women's basketball team couldn't overcome a poor first half performance and eventually fell 65-57 to Evangel (Mo.) at the Ashcroft Center on Tuesday night.
Ashley Taylor had 22 points and 10 boards to lead all scorers.
The Lady Crusaders (4-0) led 37-21 at the half, but the Golden Eagles (2-2) managed to pull within one, 57-56, with over three minutes left in the game. But good free-throw shooting down the stretch gave Evangel the cushion they needed to hold on for the win.
Evangel was led by Kelsie Hargus and Ashlee Luko who scored 14 points each.
JBU's next games will be this weekend in Springdale, Ark. at the Ecclesia Classic. On Friday, the women face Ozarks (Mo.) at 5:30 p.m. And on Saturday they will take on Ecclesia at 3 p.m.