The Ecclesia women's basketball team traveled up to Joplin on Tuesday for an evening matchup with Ozark Christian College. Despite some sloppy play, including 27 turnovers as a team, Ecclesia fought their way past OCC by a score of 88-74.
Offense was plentiful from start to finish for both teams with a very competitive first half that saw Ecclesia up 46-40 at halftime. The lady royals mainained a 3rd quarter lead and eventually pulled ahead in the 4th outscoring OCC 24-14 in the frame and a fourteen point victory.
Leading Ecclesia in scoring was Dara Smith with a game high 28 points with 8 rebounds. Raquel Woods added a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Haley Gresham finished with 18 points including 4 three pointers. Point guard Emily Chadwell contributed her first career triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists.
The Ecclesia women's basketball team will be back in action Thursday, February 8th at Grace University, tip off scheduled for 6pm