Senior night did not go as hoped for either basketball team. The Lady Royals hosted Bacone College and despite a close game, the Lay Royals could not hold on in the end. They would fall 69-64.
Freshman Harmony Van Campen (Houston, TX/Travis High School) had a big night scoring 19 and making 3-4 from deep. Saphire Thompson (Fayettville, AR/Greenland High School) continued her strong offense as she added 18. This was the last game for Senior Haley Gresham (Crowley, TX/Southwestern Assemblies of God University) and we want to thank her for all of her hard work on and off the court. She will be missed on the court by her coaches and teammates.
The Men’s Basketball team played Champion Christian College for their senior night. The game was an offensive showcase as both teams poured in shot after shot throughout the game. The first half remained close as Ecclesia trailed 46-42 at the half. In the second half the game fell out of reach and the Royals lost 111-99.
“I would’ve loved to send the seniors out on a high note, but it just didn’t go our way. We as a team are definitely going to miss the drive and tenacity the seniors brought to the squad”, said Coach Huck.
Seniors Cash Krueger (Denton, TX/Lyon College) and Davion Lockridge (El Paso, TX/Ranger Junior College) each scored 18, and Ashton Worgu (New Iberia, LA/Morthland College) had 8 with 10 rebounds in their final game in Royals uniforms.
The both the Women’s and Men’s teams improved from last season and will look to continue that upward trend next season.