Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles claimed a 89-72 win over Louisiana College on Thursday and will begin a three-game home stand beginning February 13 against East Texas Baptist.
The Eagles shot a solid 58 percent from the field in the game and had five players in double figures against Louisiana College. It was the first win at Louisiana College in school history. Reggie Brasfield, Scott McCall and Ricky Johnson each hit two three-pointers in helping the team shoot 61 percent from beyond the arc. Mandrell Howell led the team with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Josh Joyner added 15 points and Reggie Brasfield recorded 12 points. Michael Bollman and Ricky Johnson each scored 10 points. On February 8 against Mississippi College, the Eagles finished the game shooting 29 percent from the field while the Choctaws ended the game shooting 58 percent. Bollman led the Eagles with 19 points. Joyner added 13 points and Shane Norrid finished with 10 points. Howell and Joyner each had a team-best 6 rebounds. "It was a real big win at Louisiana College and I think it was a testament of where this team is and how we’ve improved from last year," said head coach Matt O’Connor. "Against Mississippi College, we struggled shooting the ball the entire afternoon, especially early in the game. But it is a game that we need to keep in perspective because we control our own destiny if we’re able to win our remaining four games. We’ll need to put together a better game offensively on Thursday against East Texas Baptist. And they will be a real test defensively because they are very talented." Following Thursday’s game against East Texas Baptist, Ozarks will play their homecoming game on Saturday against LeTourneau. Senior night will be held in conjunction with the February 18 game against Austin College.