Clarksville, Ark.-Taylor Farmer scored a career-high 24 points and the Lady Eagles made 59 percent of their shots in a dominating 101-62 win over Sul Ross State University in Saturday?s American Southwest Conference game.
It was the first time since 2005 that Ozarks (6-7, 3-5 ASC) scored over the century mark. The Lady Eagles last accomplished the feat against Schreiner University December 16 when it defeated the Lady Mountaineers 104-98.
Farmer missed only two field goals in the game and had 16 points at the half. The sophomore forward helped Ozarks establish an impressive inside game by totaling 58 points in the paint for the game. Chelsea Glasscock opened things up for Farmer by hitting four three-pointers in the game. Glasscock finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. Jordyn Ferrell also had a big game with 17 points.
Ozarks cruised to a 58-34 lead at halftime after hitting 24-of-38 (63%) from the floor. Farmer and Ferrell combined for 31 first half points. Ozarks built a 44-23 lead at the 6:09 mark of the first half.
In the second half, Ozarks shooting percentage hovered around 60 percent most of the final twenty minutes. Ashley Hipps gave the Lady Eagles a 73-48 advantage with 11:28 remaining in the contest, and Farmer put Ozarks in front by 36 points with less than eight minutes left.
Ozarks outrebounded Sul Ross 54-27. Jessica Murch went 4-of-5 from the field to score 11 points.
Sul Ross State fell to 1-12 overall and 0-7 in the ASC.