Monday night at The Jones Center was the first home game in slightly over a month for the Royals of Ecclesia. Unfortunately it would not be the victorious homecoming Ecclesia had hoped for.
The first half of play feautured a combination of strong defense and poor shooting for both teams. Going into the locker room at halftime, Ecclesia trailed by just 5, 30-25. As the teams returned to play Ecclesia's offense continued to struggle, and the defense let up a bit. This allowed Lyon to increase their lead, and the Royals could not overcome the deficit. Ecclesia finished the game behind 69-50.
The Royals were led by senior forward Cash Krueger (Denton, TX/Lyon College) who recored a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Three other Royals would reach double figures in the loss. Davion Lockridge (El Paso, TX/Ranger Junior College), De'Vontae Ross (Bearden, AR), and Vince Toftness (Owenton, KY/Asbury University) scored 11, 11, and 14 respectively. The Royals travel to Oklahoma on Wednesday December 5 to play Mid-America Christian University at 7p.m.