Ecclesia Men's basketball got back on the court on Friday against Kansas Christian College in a home contest before playing Saturday on the road at Baptist Bible College.
Kansas Christian Recap
The Royals, not quite at full strength, faced off against the #5 KCC squad. In a game where both teams brought plenty of size to the table, it was definitely a fast game dominated by guard play. The teams entered halftime with the Falcons leading the Royals 47-40. The Royals came out determined and picked up the scoring. They would outscore KCC in the second half, but it was not enough and they fell 94-89.
Deondre Phillips: 26 points, 6 rebounds
Zachary McGee: 16 points, 6 rebounds
Shamar Jones: 16 points, 3 steals
Baptist Bible Recap
The trip on Saturday was foreshadowed to be a very tough matchup for the Royals, and that rang true. The Baptist Bible Patriots made life very hard on the Royals forcing 28 turnovers. The Royals dug a quick hole with 21 of the 28 turnovers coming in the first half. By halftime the Royals had a mountain to climb as they were losing 34-51. The Royals offense picked up some steam and fluidity in the second half as they poured in 50 points of their own on their way to an 84-100 defeat.
Nicholas Coble: 22 points, 8 rebounds, 1 poster dunk
Zachary McGee: 18 points, 9 rebounds
Daniel Salgueiro: 10 points in 10 minutes
Next for the Royals is a weekday trip to Haviland, KS to play #3 Barclay College. Follow-up here for the recap.