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Men's Basketball Drops Hard Fought Season Opener

The 2019 Men’s Basketball season is underway as the Royals kicked off their year at home against Williams Baptist University on Monday afternoon (10/29/2018).

Ecclesia got off to a slow start offensively, allowing the Eagles of WBU to jump out to a early lead. The Royals went into the half trailing 36-22. As the second half got started Ecclesia began to heat up and mount a comeback! With the offense clicking, shots falling, and some great defensive series, including blocks on consecutive possessions from Senior Cash Krueger, the Royals managed to tie the game at 69-69 with just over three minutes remaining.

The comeback, however, fell short as WBU hit late free throws and got stops, defeating Ecclesia 89-75. Krueger led the Royals with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Ecclesia had a balanced scoring effort with four players finishing in double figures. The Royals next game will be Saturday November 3, 2018 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR.

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