14th ranked Evangel (10-3, 3-0 HAAC) had three players score in double figures as Zack Kleine led the way with 22 points and nine rebounds. Cale Ramsey added 14 points and Jayme Donnelly chipped in with 10.
Baker finished the contest 20-for-58 (34.5 percent) from the floor and 2-for-14 (14 percent) from beyond the arc. Free throws were the killer though as Baker was just 11-for-23 (47 percent) from the charity stripe.
Evangel finished the game 26-for-63 (41 percent) from the floor, while converting 14-of-19 free throw attempts. The Crusaders also outrebounded Baker 47-41.
The Wildcats return to action on Dec. 29 when they travel to San Diego, Calif., to face Point Loma Nazarene in the San Diego Classic.
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