Tyler, Texas-The Lady Eagles shot 72 percent from the field in the second half and still lost 64-55 in Saturday?s American Southwest Conference game against Texas-Tyler.
The Lady Eagles (10-11, 6-9 ASC) dug themselves into a hole in the first half and trailed 33-12 at intermission. Ozarks didn’t make a field goal until the 10:03 mark. Texas-Tyler (14-7, 9-6 ASC) built a 25-8 lead with five minutes remaining in the half and forced 13 turnovers.
It was a different story in the second half as Ozarks raced back to climb within 42-34 when Taylor Farmer hit a jumper with 12:28 left in the game. Chelsea Glasscock played a major role in the comeback as she hit three three-pointers. But Texas-Tyler responded with a run of its own to gain a 15-point advantage at the 8:14 mark. The Patriots then held a 61-41 lead with less than five minutes to play.
Glasscock hit 4-of-9 from the three-point arc and led Ozarks with 18 points. She dished out four assists and recorded four steals. Farmer finished with 11 points.
Ozarks will host Louisiana College February 7 and Mississippi College February 9. The Mississippi College game has been designated as “Senior Day”.