The Eagles (13-8, 6-3) dropped a 86-71 decision to the East Texas Baptist Tigers in their race for an ASC East Division title.
The Eagles were unable to come back from a 43-36 halftime deficit in their tightly contested East Division match-up. The Tigers shot 51 percent from the field in the second half and nailed 10-of-13 free throws while holding Ozarks to a 43 percent clip from the field in the final twenty minutes of play. East Texas Baptist had five players score in double figures. The Eagles were led by senior forwards Michael Bollman and Shane Norrid. Bollman of Clarksville recorded a team-best 20 points and nine rebounds. Norrid of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, added 13 points. Ozarks will play host to LeTourneau University in their Homecoming game on Saturday. Game times set for 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.