Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles gained a 101-98 overtime victory against LeTourneau University on Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play in Longview, Texas.
The Eagles (9-6, 7-5) came from behind to upend the LeTourneau YellowJackets (3-12, 2-10) in a wild extra period thriller that saw numerous lead changes throughout the night. Trailing 86-81 with 56 seconds left, Ozarks’ Jake Sibley hit two free throws to narrow the LeTourneau lead to 86-83. The Eagles then forced two turnovers and made the most of them when David Hamilton hit a layup and Josh Joyner nailed two free throws. Hamilton would hit 1-of-2 free throws to give Ozarks a 88-86 lead with five seconds remaining. However, LeTourneau’s Jonathan Collins made a layup as time expired to send the game into overtime. The Eagles took the lead for good when Sibley made a layup with 1:51 remaining. Brent Johnson led the Eagles with 25 points. Johnson shot 6-of-12 from the three-point line. Sibley followed with 19 points and Hamilton and Joyner added 17 points, respectively. Habeeb Kareem contributed 11 points. Joyner led the squad with 11 rebounds. Ozarks will travel to Marshall, Texas, to face East Texas Baptist University on January 22.