Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles (3-2, 0-0) outscored the visiting Concordia-Austin Lady Tornados (4-1, 0-0) 44-29 in the second half to gain a 63-56 win in American Southwest Conference crossover action on Saturday afternoon.
After shooting just 28 percent from the field in the first half and trailing 27-19, Ozarks came out in the second half and caught fire, shooting 54 percent from the field. Senior forward Jenna Corbell scored all 19 of her points in the second half on a variety of shots. Corbell would strike quickly when she hit an inside shot just 30 seconds into the second half. Corbell’s inside bucket would be two of her ten straight points she would score in the span of just over three minutes. Her three-pointer at the 16:49 mark brought the Lady Eagles within five points, 34-29. The Lady Eagles would take the lead for good with 8:16 left in the game on a Mandi Carter layup. A stout defensive effort held the Lady Tornados offense in check for the entire second half. Ozarks limited Concordia-Austin to a 30 percent shooting clip from the field in the game. The Lady Tornados would hit just 1-of-9 three-pointers in the second half. Corbell scored her game-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field. Carter added 17 points and added 8 rebounds. Tiffany Villines scored 10 points and Shannon Rainbolt also grabbed 8 rebounds.