Longview, Texas-Kindra Davis posted a double-double to lead the Lady Eagles to a 57-52 road win over LeTourneau University in American Southwest Conference play Saturday.
The 6-foot sophomore from Fort Smith hit 6-of-7 from the field to score 16 points while grabbing 13 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. With Ozarks (10-9, 6-7 ASC) leading 30-24 at the half, Davis scored 10 points and did not miss from the field while pulling down eight boards in the second half. Her traditional three-point play with 12:26 left in the game gave the Lady Eagles a 43-31 advantage. But LeTourneau (7-12, 4-9 ASC) came back to within two points over the next six minutes. Davis answered with another bucket to give Ozarks some breathing room with five minutes to play. Taylor Farmer’s layup with 2:30 left gave Ozarks a seven-point advantage, but LeTourneau made things interesting by hitting a shot and then nailing a three-pointer to trim the deficit to 54-52 with 27 seconds left. Ozarks then went to the free throw line four times and made three, two of which were by Davis with only two seconds remaining.
“To come away with a win against LeTourneau on the road was huge for us,” said Head Coach Carl Ramsey. “I don’t know if I just haven’t figured it out yet or what, but it is just hard to come away with a road win in this league. I thought we came out strong leading 18-2 to start the game and we haven’t really done that on the road this year. I thought our kids showed good poise when LeTourneau made a run.”
Farmer and Jordyn Ferrell each scored 12 points in the win. Davis also had four steals.
“Kindra had an outstanding game,” said Ramsey. “She is a good rebounder and plays solid post defense. She is probably the most consistent kid we have rebounding the ball and on the defensive end.”
Ozarks will travel to East Texas Baptist and Texas-Tyler next week.