Lady Eagles Use Second Half Spurt To Gain ASC Win

November 28, 2005
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's basketball team again used some clutch free throw shooting late in the contest to oust Concordia-Austin 63-58 in American Southwest Conference action on Monday night.

After controlling the entire first half and most of the second half, the Lady Eagles (3-1, 2-0) surrendered their lead at the 13:34 mark of the second half after Concordia-Austin’s Kassandra Bills hit two free throws to tie the contest. The Tornados (1-1, 1-1) came back just seconds later when Bills scored on a lay-up to put her team up 46-44. Concordia-Austin would hold that advantage for only five minutes because Ozarks’ LaTisha McCalister tied the game at 53-53 on two free throws at the 5:55 mark. Ozarks eventually gained the lead for good when McCalister hit a jumper with 4:03 remaining. The Lady Eagles then hit 6-of-8 free throws down the stretch to seal win. On Saturday, Ozarks hit six straight free throws late in the game to secure a victory over Mary Hardin-Baylor. ????? Mandi Carter scored a season-best 16 points to lead Ozarks. Carter, who went 8-of-12 from the field, also recorded 8 rebounds. Erica Eneks and McCalister scored 13 and 12 points, respectively. Shameka Hadley had a team-best 9 rebounds. Lori Moon had 7 assists. ????? Ozarks travels to Alpine, Texas, to face Sul Ross State University on December 1 and then to Brownwood, Texas, to face Howard Payne University on December 3. Both games are conference match-ups.