Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles opened their American Southwest Conference season on the road with a loss to Concordia-Austin on Saturday.
Ozarks (2-1, 0-1) was unable to overcome a poor free throw shooting performance in their 100-91 loss to the Tornados (1-1, 1-0). The Eagles shot just 5-of-16 (31%) from the free throw line in the game. The Eagles, however, did shoot a solid 54 percent from the field in the contest and held a 50-44 advantage at halftime. Freshman center Habeeb Kareem continues to be impressive from the floor after posting a perfect 11-of-11 field goal performance against Concordia-Austin. Kareem led the team in scoring with 23 points. Through three games, Kareem is shooting 28-33 (84.8%) from the field. Brent Johnson added 20 points and Josh Joyner and David Hamilton each had 12 points. Hamilton led the squad with 13 rebounds. Ozarks travels to Belton, Texas, on Nov. 29 to take on Mary Hardin-Baylor in American Southwest Conference action.