Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's basketball team shot 60 percent from the field and out scored Austin College 49-36 in the second half to defeat the Kangaroos 79-65 and remain in sole possession of first place in the ASC East Division.
Ozarks (7-3, 6-1) took a 30-29 lead into halftime and then came out in the second half and dominated the final eight minutes of the game. Trailing 51-49 with 8:16 left, Becky Kimball nailed a three-pointer at the 7:44 mark to give Ozarks a two-point cushion and begin a 28-16 run to finish the contest. Austin College (7-2) suffered in the second half by shooting only 41 percent from the field. The Lady Eagles, however, hit 15-of-25 (60%) from the floor in the final twenty minutes of the game. LaTisha McCalister came off the bench to score a team-high 23 points and grab 8 rebounds. Olivia Fisher had 15 points and Chandra Briggs finished with 12 points. Erica Eneks rounded out Ozarks scoring with 10 points. Ozarks hit 9-of-16 (56%) from the three-point line. Ozarks hits the road this month when they play 6 of their 9 ASC games away from Clarksville’ Mabee Gymnasium. Ozarks travels to Abilene, Texas, to face Hardin-Simmons University on January 5. Ozarks then takes on McMurry University on January 7.