Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles (9-12, 3-5) fell to fifth place after losing to Louisiana College 82-64 on Thursday and 78-65 to Mississippi College Saturday.
Ozarks will begin a three-game home stand beginning February 13 against East Texas The Lady Eagles out rebounded Louisiana College 42-39 and out shot the Lady Wildcats from the field 41 percent to 38 percent on Thursday, but still came up short in their quest to move up the conference rankings. The Lady Eagles also received a lift off the bench from Jamie Johnson. Johnson scored 14 points and hit three three-pointers. Jenna Corbell led Ozarks with 16 points. Mandi Carter contributed 14 points and Kristy Watts had 12 points. Corbell and Carter each had 10 rebounds. Against Mississippi College, the Lady Eagles out scored the Lady Choctaws 34-31 in the second half, but committed 14 first half turnovers. Corbell finished with a game-high 24 points. Carter had 17 points and a team-best nine rebounds. "I thought we matched up well with Louisiana College and I was expecting a different outcome, but we struggled in the game," said head coach Jack Jones. "We just didn’t have it that night. Against Mississippi College, I felt like we picked up our intensity and matched their physical play. If we would have played that style of basketball in some of our other games, we would have won those seven or eight ball games that were close. If we can win all four of our remaining games and LeTourneau loses four games, we will make the playoffs." Following Thursday’s game against East Texas Baptist, Ozarks will play their homecoming game on Saturday against LeTourneau. Senior night will be held in conjunction with the February 18 game against Austin College.