Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's basketball team won their third straight American Southwest Conference game with a 63-60 road victory over Sul Ross State University on Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles (4-1, 3-0) are off to their best start since the 2001-2002 season and are currently tied with Mississippi College for first place in the ASC East Division standings. The Lady Eagles used a second half rally, out scoring their opponent 37-29 in the final twenty minutes of action, to upend the winless Lady Lobos (0-4, 0-3). Trailing 31-26 at the half, Ozarks battled back to take the lead for good at the 5:55 mark when LaTisha McCalister scored in the paint. McCalister’s momentum changing basket put Ozarks up 52-51. A Lindsey Nietert three-pointer pushed Ozarks’ lead to 56-51 with 4:45 left. Mandi Carter led Ozarks’ charge with 13 points. Erica Eneks followed with 11 points and McCalister added 10 points. Nietert had a team-best 9 rebounds. Olivia Fisher had 4 steals. Ozarks travels to Brownwood, Texas, to face Howard Payne University on December 3.