Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles remain in second place in the American Southwest Conference East division with a 85-76 victory over Texas Lutheran University on Sunday afternoon.
Ozarks (6-3, 5-1) was led by four players who scored in double figures, including a double-double performance from Mandi Carter. The Lady Eagles never trailed in the game and Texas Lutheran only tied the game once. Ozarks jumped out to an early first half lead, but the Bulldogs (1-9, 1-6) fought back to tie the game at 21-21 with 7:46 remaining. Ozarks then out scored the Bulldogs 23-11 to finish out the half. Erica Eneks sparked Ozarks’ run with two three-pointers and helped the Lady Eagles hold a 44-32 halftime advantage. Texas Lutheran would cut the Lady Eagles’ lead to one point on four different occasions in the second half but couldn’t ever take the lead as Ozarks would answer each Bulldog basket. Carter had a team-high 18 points and 12 rebounds. Eneks finished with 16 points and LaTisha McCalister had 14 points. Lindsey Nietert rounded out Ozarks’ scoring with 10 points. Chandra Briggs had a team-best 8 assists. Kaley Johnson led Texas Lutheran with 26 points. Sara Kainer had 13 points and a team-best 14 rebounds. Ozarks will travel to Sherman, Texas, to face Austin College on December 30.