Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament action got under way on Thursday night with the Peru State men’s and women’s teams playing first round games.
The Peru State men, seeded No. 8, fell to No. 1 Evangel by the score of 73-68 and the Peru women, seeded No. 5, lost to No. 4 seed Baker 96-64.
Kody Kirkpatrick had 26 points on 9-of-18 from the field to lead the Peru men. The Bobcat women were led by Courtney Ward, who posted 31 points.
Conference tourney action continues with the semifinal round on Saturday. The Baker women will face No. 1 seed MidAmerica Nazerene while the Evangel will take on No. 4 Central Methodist in the men’s bracket.
The finals of the tourney are set for March 5.
View the complete tourney brackets on the HAAC web site at www.haacsports.com.