Clarksville, Ark.-Henderson State University raced out to an early first half lead and then maintained a comfortable second half advantage to hand the Lady Eagles a 81-60 loss on Wednesday night in Arkadelphia.
Ozarks (0-5, 0-2) saw the Reddies (3-4) jump out to a19-0 lead to open the game. Ozarks slowly climbed back into the contest and cut the deficit to 26-13 with 3:35 remaining in the half when Erica Eneks hit a jumper. Henderson State got a put back on their next possession, but the Lady Eagles answered when Emma Bottorff nailed a jumper with 2:42 left. Henderson State then finished the half with a 8-2 run to hold a 36-17 halftime advantage.
Henderson State held a sizable lead for most of the second half even though the Reddies made just one more second half field goal. Ozarks shot 53 percent form the floor in the second half, while Henderson State shot 43 percent. The Reddies outscored Ozarks 45-43 in the second half.
Erica Eneks led Ozarks with 25 points. Eneks finished 4-for-8 from the three-point line. The senior guard is averaging nearly 20 points per game and shooting 34 percent from the three-point line. Olivia Fisher followed with 14 points and 10 rebounds, her second double-double of the season.
The Lady Eagles will travel to Conway to face Hendrix College on December 8. The game can be heard on the web at www.kxio-fmradio.com.