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Royals Continue to Struggle Going Into Break

Men's Basketball's Thanksgiving break started later in the week than the rest of campus after playing in contests on Monday and Tuesday.

The first trip of the week was in Bartlesville, OK. versus regional opponent Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The Royals had no answers for the Eagles offense getting routed 98-61. The Royals allowed the Eagles to put up 52 percent from the field and 39 percent from beyond the arc. The Eagles had four players break double digits in scoring to complete a very effective, and balanced attack. The Royals struggled from the field making only 37 percent from the floor and 34 percent from deep. The Royals also had four players in double figures lead by Senior Drew Cone with 20 points. Deondre Phillips, Zachary McGee. and Joey Gobert all chipped in 10 points.

The last game before break was held in Searcy, AR. against NCAA D2 Harding University. An incredibly cold start for the Royals saw the score reach 16-0 before Sophomore Joey Gobert hit a corner three with 12:00 remaining in the first half. The game leveled out from there as Harding only grew the lead by four more points to head into the half up 41-24. The word of the half was "Efficiency," as HU and EC had the same amount of shot attempts from the field, but HU capilatized on eight more of those attempts. The second half swung early in Ecclesia's favor as Freshman Zachary McGee opened the half with a wing three pointer. In just over three minutes the Royals shaved the Bison lead to 10 points, 43-33. Harding quickly answered with a run of their own. The Harding Bison would lead by as much as 33 points before ending up on top 84-58. The Royals were lead by Zachary McGee with 18 points and 5 rebounds, Deondre Phillips with 12 points and 7 assists, and Drew Cone with 14 points.

The Royals will come back from Thanksgiving with their ninth consecutive road game. They will be facing John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Tuesday December 3rd at 7:30PM.

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