Clarksville, Ark.-The East Texas Baptist University handed the Eagles their biggest defeat of the season with a 81-50 setback Saturday in American Southwest Conference action in Marshall, Texas.
East Texas Baptist (6-8, 5-5 ASC) raced out to a 33-17 halftime lead and then shot 56 percent from the field in the second half to hold a 20-plus advantage for much of the second half. Ozarks (7-8, 5-5 ASC) could do little to slow down the hot-shooting Tigers as the home team took a commanding 55-28 lead on Joe Brown’s trey with 10:14 left in the game. East Texas Baptist continued to control the game and reached a 71-41 lead with 4:45 remaining.
Clayton Crouch came off the bench and led Ozarks with 14 points.
Ozarks will host UT Dallas in an ASC game Monday night. The game can be heard on KXIO 106.9 FM and on the internet at www.kxio.nu.