Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's basketball team fought off a pesky Austin College team for a 81-74 victory in American Southwest Conference action and snapped a four-game losing streak on Monday night.
Ozarks (8-7, 7-5) used a balanced offensive attack, posting five players in double figures, to secure the win. Austin College (8-7, 5-6) held the lead for just 1:30 in the first half, but took a slim 31-30 advantage into halftime. The game went back-and-forth in the early part of the second half with both teams clinching onto slim leads. With the score tied at 42-42 with 16:11 remaining in the game, Lori Moon scored to give Ozarks the lead for good. The Lady Eagles would increase their lead to six points on three occasions, but Austin College stormed back to narrow the gap to 63-62 with 7:16 left. Ozarks would answer the call and build a 73-64 advantage when LaTisha McCalister scored with 3:34 left. The Kangaroos again made a run, but could only get to within three points. Erica Eneks paced Ozarks with 20 points. Fisher and McCalister each scored 14 points and Mandi Carter had 11 points. Moon rounded out Ozarks scoring with 10 points. Carter had a team-best 7 rebounds. Lindsey Nietert had 7 assists. Ozarks will host East Texas Baptist University on Thursday.