Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles were upset 94-83 on Thursday night in American Southwest Conference.
The Eagles (11-13, 9-12) were unable to slow down a hot shooting LeTourneau (5-20, 4-17) club that went 17-of-24 (70.8%) from the floor in the second half to pull out an upset. Ozarks still remains in the playoff hunt despite the loss and with a win on Saturday against East Texas Baptist, the Eagles will advance to the eight-team ASC championship tournament in Clinton, Mississippi, held next weekend. Ozarks had 25 more shot attempts in the game than LeTourneau, but hit only 44 percent from the field. LeTourneau also shot 7-of-10 from the three-point line in the second half to complicate matters for Ozarks. The Eagles came out in the second half to hold a 44-34 lead after just one minute of play. The Yellow Jackets, however, quickly took fire to get themselves back into the game. Josh Joyner had a team-best 25 points. David Hamilton had 12 points and Habeeb Kareem added 11 points. Hamilton had a team-high 8 rebounds. Ozarks will host East Texas Baptist University this Saturday in the final home game of the season. Saturday’s game will be Homecoming and Senior Day. Seniors will be honored following the women’s game.