Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O Lady Eagles (8-9, 2-2) completed their week of American Southwest Conference East Division action with a 1-1 record.
The Lady Eagles dropped a 68-66 game to Austin College on January 21. On Saturday, the Lady Eagles defeated University of Texas-Dallas 90-78. Despite the Lady Eagles recording more rebounds and shooting better from the field, Austin College came away with a two-point victory. Ozarks out rebounded Austin 35-30 and out shot the Kangaroos from the field 50 percent to 45 percent. Forward Jenna Corbell led the Lady Eagles with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Mandi Carter had 21 points. The Lady Eagles five starters combined for 76 of the team’s 90 points in their 90-78 victory over UT-Dallas on Saturday. Ozarks had four players in double figures led by Corbell’s 25 points. Corbell recorded her twelfth double-double of the season by grabbing 12 rebounds. Carter had her third consecutive game of 20-plus points after scoring 21 against the Lady Comets. Carter also snagged a game-high 15 rebounds. Carter has averaged a double-double in the last four games. Kristy Watts added 18 points and Jennifer Goodwin scored a season-high 12 points for the Lady Eagles. "It was an important win for us today," said head coach Jack Jones. "I thought the team put forth a lot of effort and that is evident by the amount of points we scored. We hit several outside shots which allowed both Jenna and Mandi to have good inside looks. Jenna had another outstanding game despite being sick and injured and Mandi continues to improve each game." 22 second half points by UT-Dallas’ Julee Waller weren’t enough as Ozarks staged a rally near the midway point of the second half to offset her numerous sweeping lay-ups. Ozarks Jamie Johnson started the rally with a three-pointer at the 13:50 mark to give the Lady Eagles a 51-48 advantage and the lead for good. Corbell and Goodwin each hit three-pointers for Ozarks to increase the lead to 57-50 with twelve minutes left in the game. The Lady Eagles tallied a season high 28 assists in the game. Corbell is currently The Lady Eagles return to action January 30 when they host Louisiana College and Mississippi College on February 1.