Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles also posted a win over East Texas Baptist University Thursday with an 87-64 smashing of the Tigers and improve their record to 10-4.
Michael Young took early control of the game using an array outside jumpers and slashes to the basket for 14 first half points. Young ended the game with a team leading 20 points. Two baskets by Young and a three-pointer by Brent Johnson gave Ozarks a 35-19 lead with 3:41 to play in the half. The Eagles went on to a 41-28 lead at intermission. “Michael Young set the tone early in the game for us with his scoring,” said head coach Johnny Johnson. The Eagles put on a fine defensive performance as well, holding the Tigers to a 40 percent shooting clip in the game. The Tigers hit just 3 of 17 three-point attempts in the game. “Other than their 6-10 post player, I thought we did a pretty good job defensively. But, we still need to cut back on our turnovers and do a better job rebounding on the offensive end,” said Johnson. The second half saw the Tigers shoot considerably better, but a Eric Whisenant three-pointer put Ozarks up 18 points mid way through the second half to put the game away. Brent Gibbs led Ozarks with 16 points and Travis Acord added 10 points. Brent Johnson scored 5 points, including one three-pointer. Johnson also had 5 rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Ryan Koerdt had 8 points.