On Thursday 11/1/2018, the Lady Royals hosted their first game of the young season. Crowley’s Ridge College came to town to face off against Ecclesia and immediately got off to a quick start. They would take a 17-8 lead after the first quarter.
Ecclesia played tough but simply could not keep up as their shots were not falling. The Lady Royals would end up shooting just 25% from the field for the night. Without filling up the basket, Ecclesia would have to fight on the defensive end to stay close. They did exactly that in the third quarter, outscoring CRC 16-10 to cut the lead to 12.
Crowley’s Ridge finished strong as the Lady Royals ran out of gas from their earlier run. The game finished 76-47 in favor of the visitors. Sophomore Saphire Thompson (Fayetteville, AR) and Freshman Tierra Holliman (Texarkana, Ar./North Webster High School) would lead the Lady Royals in scoring with 13 and 12 respectively.