Ecclesia traveled down to Hot Springs, Arkansas where fellow NCCAA opponent #8 Champion Christian waited for them. The Tigers defense made it a rough offensive night for the Royals as Champion Christian College jumped out to a 24-13 start. Not being able to gain any traction after a thundering dunk by Freshman Matthew Hamer the Royals were down by 14 as they went into intermission. It was the same for Ecclesia in the second half of the game as they had no answer for #8 Champion and their defense. Champion shot 55% from the field while limiting Ecclesia to 40% on field goal attempts. The Royals would fall prey to the Tigers 94-79. Joey Gobert finished with 10pts, Matthew Hamer had 8 rebounds, and Terrell Green ended with 8 assists.
The Royals will travel north for their next games in a weekend double header against Faith Baptist Bible College and Central Christian College of the Bible.