Clarksville, Ark.-East Texas Baptist started the game with a 16-0 run and held the Eagles to a 29 percent shooting performance in the second half as the Tigers took a 85-70 on Saturday in American Southwest Conference play.
Ozarks (8-17, 5-15) didn’t score until Habeeb Kareem made a layup at the 13:41 mark of the first half. Ozarks then reeled off a 11-4 run to cut it to 22-13. Ozarks would get within nine points on two more occasions in the first twenty minutes, but the Tigers (9-16, 9-11) ended the half up 48-34. The Eagles had trouble slowly down the Tigers in the second half, and trailed 67-47 with 11:04 remaining.
Kareem finished his career scoring 17 points against the Tigers. He totaled 1,610 points in his four-year career.
Chris Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tony Daniels finished with 10 points.