PERU – Eleven different Bobcats scored in their easy 92-58 win over the visiting Evangel (Mo.) Crusaders Saturday afternoon in front of stands filled with appreciative alumni.
Saturday was the College Foundation’s tenth annual Alumni Chili Feed and despite the weather, there were numerous Bobcats and friends in the friendly confines of the Al Wheeler Activity Center.
Peru State jumped to a 22-point halftime lead and extended its lead in the second half in route to improving to 17-5 on the year. More importantly, the Bobcats picked up their 12th win of the season in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) against four losses.
Peru State shot the ball well from the floor making 36 of 76 field goals for 47.4% and nearly hit the same percentage from long range as they connected on 17 of 36 for 47.2%. The ‘Cats only went to the free throw line seven times and made three for 42.9%. The Crusaders hit 25 of 66 field goals for 37.9%, but were extremely cold from long range making just 3 of 20 for 15%. At the charity stripe, Evangel hit 5 of 10 for 50%.
The Bobcats controlled the rebounding edge grabbing 45 while Evangel finished with 37. Peru State handed out 21 assists compared to nine for the Crusaders.
The Bobcats finished with four players in double figures and were led by KeShawn Wilson who had another great game from long range. Wilson finished with 24 points – all coming on three-pointers as he was eight of nine from long range.
Brandon Jones finished with another double-double as he finished with 13 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
Evangel fell to 4-17 on the season and are 3-13 in conference play.
Big Second Quarter Propels Evangel
PERU – A strong second quarter by the visiting Evangel Crusaders women’s basketball team helped propel the Missourians to a win over Peru State.
The game was tied after the first quarter, but Evangel outscored the ‘Cats 22-8 in the second quarter as pulled away for the eventual 69-48 win.
Giovanna Silva completed a double-double on the night as she finished with 11 points and had a game-high 15 rebounds.
Evangel improved to 13-10 overall on the season and to 8-10 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). The Bobcats fell to 2-20 on the year and are now 1-17 in conference play.