Saturday afternoon would become a hard fought, grind it out, close the whole way game between the Royals of EC and the visitors, Kansas Christian College.
The Royals came out a little bit slow in the first quarter and fell behind 20-14 after the first ten minutes of play. A balanced offensive attack allowed Ecclesia to storm back in the second quarter and take a 37-33 going into the half. The third quarter would feature more back and forth scoring between the two teams with KCC cutting the lead to one going into the final ten minutes.
The Royals gave it their best effort but could not stop the speed of Kansas Christian in the last quarter. They did all they could, but just couldn't hold the lead as they lost 76-71. Senior Haley Gresham led the way for the Royals scoring 18, while Raquel Woods and Tierra Holliman also reached double digits. The Lady Royals travel to Paragould, AR to compete in a tournament with Crowley's Ridge College and Pensacola Christian on December 6 and 7.