Free Throw Shooting Lifts Ozarks Past LeTourneau

January 17, 2004
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles won their second straight American Southwest Conference East Division game with a 86-78 win over LeTourneau University at Saturday afternoon's Hall of Fame game.

11 Lady Eagle (6-7, 2-1) players scored, including three who reached double figures, in a game that featured a combined 55 personal fouls and 54 three-point attempts. Ozarks also held the visiting Lady Yellow Jackets (3-10, 0-2) to a 33 percent shooting clip from the field in the contest. The Lady Eagles built a commanding 44-33 first half lead behind the solid inside presence of Mandi Carter, who scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor in the first twenty minutes of action. Three straight layups by Carter gave Ozarks a 32-24 lead with 6:08 remaining in the first half. Ozarks held a 83-68 advantage with 4:20 left in the game after one of Carter’s numerous layups. The Lady Eagles shot an impressive 19-of-25 (76%) from the free throw in the second half to hold off any hopes of a LeTourneau comeback. Carter’s game-high 20 points helped the Lady Eagles outscore the Lady Yellow Jackets 26-12 in the paint. Rachael Marble added 14 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting. Marble also had a team-best 8 rebounds. Jenna Corbell had 13 points. Tiffany Villines collected a team-high 6 assists. The Lady Eagles and Eagles travel to Tyler, Texas, to face UT-Tyler in ASC action on January 22.