Clinton, Miss.-The Lady Eagles used a 17-4 surge in the final eight minutes of the game to pull out a key 56-53 American Southwest Conference victory over Mississippi College Thursday night.
Taylor Farmer, Chelsea Glasscock and Tamara Wilkett were the catalysts down the stretch for Ozarks (8-8, 5-6 ASC). Farmer started the run with back-to-back baskets, and Glasscock followed with a shot to get the Lady Eagles within 49-45. Wilkett then drilled a three-pointer and moments later Glasscock hit one from long-range with three minutes left to give Ozarks the lead for good. Wilkett added an insurance shot at the 2:40 mark. Mississippi College (9-7, 6-4 ASC) later trailed by just one point, but the Lady Choctaws sent Glasscock to the free throw line where she made both attempts with 14 seconds left.
After shooting 36 percent from the field in the first half, Ozarks hit 12-of-24 (50%) in the second half. Wilkett made three three-pointers and scored all 13 of her points in the second half.
Farmer finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. Glasscock had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Ozarks will travel to Pineville, La., to play nationally-ranked Louisiana College Saturday.