Lady Eagles Unable To Hold Lead

January 6, 2007
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles couldn't hold onto to a late lead as the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's basketball team posted a 67-64 American Southwest Conference win on Saturday in Belton, Texas.

Ozarks (5-8, 3-5) would hold a 60-47 lead with 7:30 remaining in the game before Mary Hardin-Baylor (8-3, 6-1) mounted a comeback that saw them go on a 15-1 run and take a 62-61 advantage with 2:23 left. After the Lady Crusaders took a 63-61 lead when they hit a free throw, Erica Eneks nailed a three-pointer with :43 second remaining to put Ozarks up 64-63. Mary Hardin-Baylor then hit two free throws twenty-three seconds later to give them a 65-64 advantage. A pair of Ozarks’ fouls in the wanning moments sent the Lady Cruasers to the line where they hit 2-of-4 to secure the win. Ozarks took a 38-34 edge into halftime behind a 16-2 run over a five-minute span to end the half. The Lady Eagles had a strong night from the three-point line, hitting 11-of-27 (40%). Jeanne Randall hit 5-of-8 three-pointers and scored a team-high 17 points for Ozarks. Eneks and Mandi Carter added 12 points. Randall and Carter each had 8 rebounds.