Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks Lady Eagles pulled away in the second half after a dominating performance on the boards and came away with a 82-62 a win over the LeTourneau University in American Southwest Conference action on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles (9-8, 8-6) out rebounded the Lady Jackets 54-28 in the game, including grabbing 28 in the second half, and held the visitors to a 33 percent shooting clip in the contest. Ozarks held a 33-25 lead at halftime, but couldn’t pull away from an active LeTourneau (6-9, 4-9) squad. The Lady Eagles held only one double-digit lead in the first half when Olivia Fisher hit a jumper at the 13:29 mark. The second half was different as Ozarks scored six straight points in the first 45 seconds in the opening. The Lady Eagles slowly built a double-digit lead late in the second half behind a 12-point effort by Olivia Fisher. Fisher put Ozarks up 69-54 with a jumper with 5:15 left in the contest. Fisher went 10-of-13 from the field and ended the game with a game-high 22 points. Erica Eneks added 14 points. Mandi Carter had 12 points and LaTisha McCalister scored 11. Lori Moon had a team-best 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals. Ozarks will travel to Pineville, Louisiana, to face Louisiana College on January 26.