Clarksville, Ark.-McMurry University handed the Lady Eagles their first loss of the season with a 69-58 win Thursday night in Abilene, Texas.
Ozarks (6-1, 2-1) trailed most of the American Southwest Conference matchup, including facing a 46-32 deficit with 11:29 remaining in the game. Ozarks then went on a 8-0 run to trim the deficit to 46-40 over a three-minute span. Chelsea Glasscock and April Young each drained three-pointers during the spurt. However, McMurry (3-2, 2-1) answered with a run of their own to go ahead 54-44 at the 5:36 mark. Ozarks again made a push to pull within 59-56 with 2:02 left. Ashley Teague and Young each made shots from long distance to fuel another comeback. But McMurry pulled away on three clutch shots and four straight free throws late. McMurry led 31-23 at the half behind Keshia Collins 12 points. Ozarks tied the game, 20-20, with 5:02 left in the first half, but could never grab the lead.
Ozarks hit 10-of-24 from the three-point line in the game, but suffered 26 turnovers in the contest.
Teague and Young each scored in doubles figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Glasscock had nine points, four steals and three assists.
Ozarks will play at Hardin-Simmons University Saturday afternoon in another ASC battle.