Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles shook off a 46-41 halftime deficit to earn a 104-98 American Southwest Conference victory over Schreiner University on a rare Friday night game for Ozarks.
Ozarks (5-3, 4-1) struggled from the field in the first half, shooting only 36 percent, but came back in the second half to hit 25-46 (54%) of their shots. Meanwhile, Schreiner (1-7, 1-6) equaled Ozarks and shot 54 percent in the second half to keep the Lady Eagles from gaining any rhythm. The Mountaineers held the lead early in the second half, but Ozarks fought back to take a 67-66 advantage when Jeanne Randall scored with 12:47 remaining. The Lady Eagles built a 79-70 lead when Mandi Carter hit a lay-up later. Schreiner promptly fought back to cut the deficit to two points. Ozarks, however, countered with a 6-0 run in just over a minute of play to control the rest of the contest. With the win, Ozarks remains in sole possession of second place in the ASC East division. Lori Moon helped Ozarks to their highest scoring affair of the season with a season-high 23 points. Moon ended the game 8-of-16 from the field. Erica Eneks scored 19 points and Carter added 17. LaTisha McCalister had 14 points. Carter led the team with 8 rebounds. Chandra Briggs had a team-best 6 assists. Vanessa Lopez had a game-high 39 points and 12 rebounds for Schreiner. Ozarks will host Texas Lutheran University on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.