SPRINGFIELD - The top-seeded Evangel Crusaders moved into the championship game of the Heart of American Athletic Conference Tournament with a 77-55 win over Central Methodist on Saturday.
Evangel, ranked seventh among NAIA schools, will host MidAmerica Nazarene on Tuesday for the championship.
On Saturday, Evangel was led by Stephen Cotten (Eldon High School) with 13 points. He also added four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Jayme Donnelly (Linn High School) chipped in with eight points, five rebounds, two assists and five steals for the winners.