Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles came back from a 16-point second half deficit to make things interesting, but it wouldn't be enough as LeTourneau University took a 67-56 victory in American Southwest Conference play Thursday in Longview, Texas.
Ozarks (4-9, 2-7 ASC) held the lead for a good part of the first half, but LeTourneau (4-9, 4-5 ASC) came back to take a 30-27 advantage into halftime. LeTourneau helped its own cause by hitting 52 percent of its shots in the first half while Ozarks hit only 27 percent from the field.
The YellowJackets never let go of the lead in the second half, and held a 16-point advantage with 4:13 left before Ozarks made a ferocious comeback to get back into the game. April Young and Ashley Teague hit back-to-back three-pointers, and Alison Villines completed a three-point play with 2:49 remaining to cut it to 59-52. Ozarks then forced a pair of turnovers on LeTourneau’s next two possessions, but the Lady Eagles were unable to convert either time down the floor. LeTourneau later increased its lead to 66-54 with 1:01 left to deny Ozarks a come-from-behind win.
Chelsea Glasscock led the team with 17 points. She hit a pair of three-pointers and recorded six steals. Villines followed with 12 points and Young added 10 points.
Ozarks returns to action when it faces East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, Saturday.