The Crusaders are ranked 24th in the latest NAIA poll and finished third in the conference.
Central Methodist finished fifth.
Evangel's Zack Kleine shared the HAAC player of the year award with the Eagles Melvin Tillman.
And Central Methodist with a quick start, the no look pass to Mitchell Farr with the far shot, a three, 3-nothing Eagles.
Then it's the other player of the year Tillman with the triple, it's 9-nothing Central Methodist.
Evangel trying to keep pace, Billy Thompson in the corner with the ball, thinks about it, thinks about it, and pulls the trigger, Crusaders down six.
Then the Crusaders off the inbounds to Brodie Wingert with the three pointer it's 26-12 Central Methodist.
The Crusaders moving the ball into the paint, Korry Tillery with the easy two from the block, Evangel still down 28-14.
Central Methodist red hot from the perimeter, Kaylim Noel with the three, it's 31-16.
Kleine hits this three from the corner, but his Crusaders down by a dozen.
And Evangel wins 125-114 in double overtime.
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