Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles needed to a pair of late free throws to pull out a 64-61 win over Central Baptist College Tuesday night in non-conference play.
The Lady Eagles (2-1) used two Sabrina Goddard free throws with four seconds remaining to overcome a sluggish shooting night. Ozarks shot just 39 percent from the field and 52 percent from the free throw line. Central Baptist (2-5) never held the lead in either half, but did tie it once in the first half and three times in the second half. Ozarks held a 62-58 lead with 2:16 left in the game, but the Lady Mustangs made it interesting when Preva Edwards drilled a three-pointer to get within one point. Ozarks then missed on its next possession and Central Baptist pulled down the rebound. However, Central Baptist turned it over and then fouled Goddard as she drove to the basket.
Ozarks held a 28-25 halftime advantage, with its biggest lead (23-14) coming with 5:59 left. An April Young layup with 4:47 remaining in the second half gave Ozarks a 58-51 advantage before the Lady Mustangs made a run.
Goddard led Ozarks with 24 points. Young added 18 and Phillips had 10. Phillips had a team-best 11 rebounds.
Ozarks will begin conference play this week when it travels to Sul Ross and Howard Payne.