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Men's Basketball Falls Short

SO Guard Zachary McGeeSO Guard Zachary McGee

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Ecclesia Men's basketball got back on the court on Friday against Kansas Christian College in a home contest before playing Saturday on the road at Baptist Bible College.

Kansas Christian Recap

The Royals, not quite at full strength, faced off against the #5 KCC squad. In a game where both teams brought plenty of size to the table, it was definitely a fast game dominated by guard play. The teams entered halftime with the Falcons leading the Royals 47-40. The Royals came out determined and picked up the scoring. They would outscore KCC in the second half, but it was not enough and they fell 94-89.

Royal Performances

Deondre Phillips: 26 points, 6 rebounds

Zachary McGee: 16 points, 6 rebounds

Shamar Jones: 16 points, 3 steals

Baptist Bible Recap

The trip on Saturday was foreshadowed to be a very tough matchup for the Royals, and that rang true. The Baptist Bible Patriots made life very hard on the Royals forcing 28 turnovers. The Royals dug a quick hole with 21 of the 28 turnovers coming in the first half. By halftime the Royals had a mountain to climb as they were losing 34-51. The Royals offense picked up some steam and fluidity in the second half as they poured in 50 points of their own on their way to an 84-100 defeat.

Royal Performances

Nicholas Coble: 22 points, 8 rebounds, 1 poster dunk

Zachary McGee: 18 points, 9 rebounds

Daniel Salgueiro: 10 points in 10 minutes

Up Next

Next for the Royals is a weekday trip to Haviland, KS to play #3 Barclay College. Follow-up here for the recap.

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