Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O Lady Eagles proved to be too much for University of Dallas last night in non-conference action.
Ozarks improved to 8-4 overall with a 71-64 victory and remain unbeaten on their home floor. Ozarks held a 36-24 edge at intermission behind the strong play of sophomore forward Jenna Corbell. Corbell hit six of her seven field goal attempts in the first half on her way to scoring a career high 22 points. Corbell finished the game shooting nine of 11 from the field. She also recorded six rebounds, four steals, three blocks and three assists. Ozarks had a 14 point lead with 10:42 left in the game after a Charity Tyree three-point basket. Dallas would eventually cut the lead to four points with 1:28 left in the game, but Mandy Thomas hit two free throws to give Ozarks a six point advantage. Thomas had 11 points and Tyree chipped in with 10 points for Ozarks. Dover native Christie Shuffield had eight points and five blocks. The Eagles were upset, 85-73, against University of Dallas last night. Ozarks now owns a 8-5 record and remain 1-0 in American Southwest Conference action. Ozarks trailed most of the second half and were unable to take the lead despite the tough guard play of Mandrell Howell and Brent Johnson. Howell continued his torrid scoring pace and finished the game with a team high 18 points. Howell has averaged 21 points per game the last three contests. Howell hit a number of short jumpers on his way to shooting eight of 13 from the field in the game. Johnson scored six of his 12 points from the free throw line. U of O shot just 33 percent from the field in the second half while Dallas hit 44 percent of their shots. Brent Gibbs scored 11 points for the Eagles. Gibbs also tallied a team high seven rebounds. Both the Lady Eagles and Eagles will play University of Texas-Dallas on Saturday in Clarksville.