Last night the Royals Men’s Basketball team traveled to Searcy, AR to battle the Bison of Harding University. Harding would be another NCAA DII opponent on Ecclesia’s loaded November schedule.
The Royals came out tough and played a great first half, and were super competitive with the home team. The Royals would play strong, aggressive defensive in the first 20 minutes, and on the offensive end great ball movement and a fast tempo pace led to quality shots. Ecclesia trailed by only 5 at the half, 39-34.
The second half is when Harding began to pull away. Ecclesia’s offense became a bit more stagnant, and they began to struggle defensively. Harding would end up out-rebounding EC 49-29, and shot 59% from the field in the final half with many being layups.
Ecclesia could not keep up and Harding took down the Royals by a final score of 101-68. Senior Ashton Worgu (New Iberia, LA/Morthland College) would lead Ecclesia in scoring with 19, and Junior Milacio Freeland (Rogers, AR/Lyon College) added 15 points. Ecclesia has two more games before taking a break for Thanksgiving. They will travel to Oklahoma to play Oral Roberts University on Monday November 19 at 7p.m., and then Southwestern Christian University on Tuesday the 20th at 3p.m.