Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles snapped their three-game losing streak with a 75-71 victory over Schreiner University in American Southwest Conference crossover action at Mabee Gymnasium Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles (4-5, 0-0) held a 41-28 halftime before the Lady Mountaineers (0-11, 0-2) reeled off a 19-5 run in the second half to keep the game close. Ozarks dominated Schreiner in the first half, forcing 10 turnovers and holding a 19 point lead at the 7:50 mark. The Lady Eagles got big performances in the first half from the duo of Mandi Carter and Jenna Corbell. Carter shot 5-of-7 from the field and scored 13 points in the first twenty minutes of action while Corbell added 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds to make her presence known. Schreiner, whose current losing streak extends to an NCAA III record 46 games, fought back in the second half to make things interesting. Ozarks’ lead ballooned to 70-51 with only 6:18 left in the game before Schreiner started its impressive comeback. The Lady Mountaineers then outscored Ozarks 19-5 and cut the deficit to 72-66 with 1:08 remaining. The Lady Eagles needed two clutch free throws by Tiffany Villines to make the score 74-66 with fifty-one seconds remaining in the game. Ozarks had four players score in double figures with sophomore post Mandi Carter leading the way with 21 points. Jenna Corbell and Lindsey Nietert each had 10 points. Corbell had a team-best nine rebounds. Ozarks continues their home stand when they host Texas Lutheran University on Saturday afternoon.