The Lakes looked good early in this one, but couldn't close it out in the end, falling 76-68 to Andrews University on Tuesday night.
The Crusaders led by as many as eight in the first half, and led 35-29 at the break, but Andrews applied the pressure in the second half, scoring 47 points in the final twenty minutes to win 76-68.
Kyle Downing led the team with 29 in his return, and Maurice Jordan had 14 of his own. Troy Aubrey, in his debut, ran the point for much of the game and dished out 10 assists.
The Crusaders will continue their home stretch Wednesday night at 7:00 against Rochester.
The Lady Crusaders also took on Andrews Tuesday night, falling short by a score of 58-48.