The Ecclesia women's basketball team traveled to Omaha to open up their Spring semester schedule against Nebraska Christian and were defeated 81-52. It was a tale of two halves for Ecclesia, they dug themselves a first half hole they were not able to climb out of. After being outscored 20-5 in the first quarter and 26-11 in the second, the lady Royals found themselves down 46-16 at the break.
The shots started falling in the second half, however, but it was enough in the end. The lady royals outscored the sentinels 36-35 in the second half led by Junior guard Haley Gresham (Crowley, TX/Southwest Assemblies of God) who finished with 15 points on four 3-pointers. Freshman Dara Smith (West Fork, AR/West Fork High School) also finished with 15 points and added 10 rebounds. Sophomore Raquel Moore (Rogers, AR/Rogers Heritage) added 9 points and 10 rebounds in her first game back with the Royals. Freshman Emily Chadwell (Norwood, MO/Norwood High School) also contributed 7 assists to the stat sheet.
The Ecclesia women's basketball team is back in action again January 12th as they play host to Randall University, tip off is scheduled for 5pm.