Eagles Upend Defending ASC Champions

December 4, 2004
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles gained a convincing 93-73 victory over Sul Ross State University in American Southwest Conference action on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles (4-2, 2-2) played their best game of the season against the defending ASC champions and evened their league record with a twenty-point victory. Ozarks used an array of three-pointers from five different players to oust a Sul Ross (5-2, 3-1) team that held a distinct size advantage on the inside. The Eagles ended the contest 14-of-25 (56%) from the three-point line while holding the Lobos to a 38 percent shooting clip from the field. Ozarks took a 46-35 lead into intermission thanks in large part to an offense that saw nine different players score. Brent Johnson nailed three three-pointers in the first half, including a long-range bomb at the 12:17 mark that gave Ozarks a 21-16 lead. Chris Clark added his own three-pointer with 1:42 left to give the Eagles a 44-33 advantage. Ozarks got a lift off the bench from Andy Brakebill’s three second half three-pointers. Brakebill hit his long-range shots within a four-minute span to help Ozarks keep the momentum. He hit a three with 5:14 left in the game to give the Eagles a comfortable 77-64 advantage and deflate a deep Sul Ross team. Ozarks offset the Lobos’ rebounding advantage (44-39) by forcing Sul Ross into 18 turnovers in the game. Johnson recorded a team-high 27 points and hit 6-of-11 three-pointers. Brakebill followed with 14 points and Habeeb Kareem and Josh Joyner each scored 13 points. Clark and David Hamilton had a team-high 7 rebounds. The Eagles will travel to Arkansas Tech University on December 30 in a non-conference match-up beginning at 7 p.m.