Clarksville, Ark.-All five starters scored in double figures and Chris Williams and Tony Brock each had double-doubles in a 97-84 win over Sul Ross State in American Southwest Conference play Saturday afternoon.
Ozarks (4-4, 2-2) started the game slow as Sul Ross State (2-5, 2-3) held the lead for about the first eight minutes of the conference affair. But the Eagles took control of the game and dominated the rest of the way after taking a 24-22 lead with 11:49 remaining on a Chris Williams three-pointer. An Andre Williams three with 2:41 left extended their advantage to 48-31. Jeremy Clark nailed another trey later to help Ozarks go into the locker room with a 55-36 lead. Ozarks benefited from a solid performance from the three-point line, as they shot 9-of-17 (52%) in that category.
The second half was more of the same for Ozarks as they increased their lead to 27 points on a Clark layup five minutes into the half. The Eagles let their lead slip into single digits just once in the second half when the game was all but over. With a comfortable 87-66 advantage, Brock increased it to 90-66 when he hit a three-pointer with 5:14 remaining. Ozarks ended the contest hitting 13-of-30 from the three-point line, and had a 50-32 rebound advantage.
Chris Williams had 17 points and 16 rebounds, while Brock had 11 points and 10 assists. Andre Williams led Ozarks with 22 points. Clark and Tony Daniels scored 17 and 12 points, respectively.
Ozarks will travel to Springdale to play Ecclesia College December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
-Andre Williams reached the 20-point plateau for the second time this season. He scored 25 against Concordia November 29.
-Chris Williams posted his third double-double of the season in the win. Saturday’s double-double was his most productive of the season, as he had a season-high 16 rebounds and shot nearly 60 percent from the field.
-It was the first time all season that all five starters scored in double figures.
-Tony Brock notched his first double-double of the season (11 points, 10 assists). He is averaging 5.8 assists per game this season.
-For the sixth straight game Ozarks hit at least ten three-pointers. The Eagles have launched 30 or more three-pointers in three consecutive games.