Lady Eagles Get Hot Hand In Second Half

November 30, 2006
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's basketball team hit 20-of-29 field goals (68%) in the second half en route to earning a 99-90 victory over Schreiner University on Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play.

<#IMAGE:1#>The Lady Eagles (4-2, 2-1) held a 37-33 edge at intermission, but came out in the second half on fire, hitting six straight baskets to increase their lead to 52-43 with 14:18 remaining. Erica Eneks started the 13-5 run with a layup at the 18:29 mark, and Karen Garcia capped the spurt with a three-pointer four minutes later. From that point, Ozarks held a double-digit lead for most of the contest. The Lady Eagles also faired well from the free throw line in second half play, hitting 18-of-21 (85%). Schreiner (2-3, 2-2) did cut the lead to six points with 4:40 left, but an Eneks jumper halted a comeback. Six players scored in double figures, with Jeanne Randall leading the charge with 21 points. Mandi Carter followed with a double-double, scoring 19 points and collecting 11 rebounds. Garcia scored a season-high 19 points, hitting 3-of-4 from beyond the three-point arc. Chandra Briggs had 12 points and 6 assists. Lindsey Nietert had 11 points. Ozarks will play Texas Lutheran University on Saturday in American Southwest Conference play.