Clarksville, Ark.-Mississippi College led the entire game and went on a 16-point scoring flurry in the final four minutes of the game to earn a 94-80 win over the Eagles in American Southwest Conference play Saturday in Clinton, Mississippi.
Ozarks (6-12, 3-10 ASC) got close on a number of occasions in the second half, but the Choctaws (8-8, 5-6 ASC) never let their lead dip below six points and would eventually put away the Eagles with a 16-8 run in the final four minutes. Jermery Victor’s layup made it 46-39 at the 16:54 mark of the second half and Marcus Bobb would complete a three-point play with 5:38 left to cut it to 76-69. Bobb, who scored 18 second half points, completed another three-point play, this one coming with 5:06 left to make it 78-72. Ozarks again cut it to six points when Andre Williams, who scored 15 second half points, sank a three-pointer with 2:40 remaining. Bobb had another basket to pull Ozarks within 86-80 at the 2:01 mark, but Mississippi College answered with eight straight points to end the game.
Mississippi College grabbed a 42-34 halftime lead behind a 64 percent shooting performance from the field.
Bobb ended the game with 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field. Andre Williams finished with 20 points and hit four three-pointers. Shawn Curtis had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kasey Lewis contributed 13 points.
Ozarks will host East Texas Baptist University January 27.