Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks Lady Eagles dropped a pair of road games in a Thanksgiving Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. over the weekend.
Ozarks (0-2, 0-0) opened the season against Tennessee Temple University on November 23 and fell to the Crusaders 77-73. After trailing 68-58 with 4:12 left in the game, Ozarks stormed back to cut the deficit to one point at the 1:28 mark when Ally Goddard hit a three-pointer. The Crusaders, however, would hit three clutch free throws down the stretch to secure the win. The Lady Eagles had three players in double figures, with Erica Eneks scoring a career-high 29 points. Eneks hit four three-pointers, and ended the contest 11-of-23 from the field. Karen Garcia followed with 14 points and Emma Bottorff had 13 points. Bottorff led the team with 13 rebounds. Garcia had 4 steals in the loss.
The Lady Eagles dropped a 74-65 decision to Montreat College on November 24. In the first half, the Lady Eagles stormed back from a 0-10 deficit and slowly built a 19-16 lead after an Eneks jumper at the 10:04 mark. Montreat eventually took the lead back for good and had a 39-34 halftime advantage. Ozarks got within seven points on three occasions in the second half, but that would be as close as they would get. Eneks led the team again with 24 points. She went 4-of-9 from behind the arc. Olivia Fisher added 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 steals. Emma Cantele and Sara Shaw each had 5 assists.
Ozarks will have four more road games before playing their first home game of the season on December 15.