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Women's Basketball National Tournament Round One

Royals Fall to Alice Lloyd College

JR Forward Grace CrawfordJR Forward Grace Crawford


The Ecclesia College Women's basketball team journeyed to Winona Lake, Indiana for the NCCAA Division 1 National Championships. They entered the tournament as the #5 seed and would face #4 Alice Lloyd College (KY) in the first round matchup.


The game started strong with Ecclesia scoring on both of their opening possessions. Unfortunately the EC offense would go cold and never really heat back up. EC would trail 17-23 after the first quarter and 28-44 at half.

The deficit was not due to a lack of effort or execution as the Royals continued to get great looks. It was simply decided by which team was making their shots. The Royals entered the game with #1 3pt defense in the country but ALC didn't care. The Lady Eagles lit up the scoreboard shooting 46% from deep on the night where as the Royals shot 24% from deep and only 26% from the floor in general.

The Royals brought a high level of energy to start the second half and shaved the score to a single point margin. ALC would soon respond and push back ahead. The Royals would run out of energy before completing the comeback and would fall 56-79.

Royal Performances:

Grace Crawford: 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks

Gabby Adams: 10 points, 3 steals

Alysia Pickett: 11 points, 3 assists

Callie Whitfield: 9 points, 3 rebounds

Next up:

The Royals take the court tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM ET once again to face the loser of #1 Southwestern Christian University and #8 Carolina University.

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