Clarksville, Ark.-East Texas Baptist University reeled off a 14-5 run in the final five minutes of play to defeat the Lady Eagles 83-63 in American Southwest Conference play on Thursday night in Marshall, Texas.
Ozarks (5-8, 3-5) trailed just 33-28 at intermission, and held a three point lead on two occasion in the first half when Lindsey Nietert hit a pair of jumpers with under three minutes to play. Ozarks kept the score within single digits for most of the second half before East Texas Baptist (12-4, 8-3) opened the game up at the midway point. The Lady Tigers held a 62-47 advantage with 10:35 remaining, but the Lady Eagles made one last run to cut the deficit to 69-59 at the 5:34 mark. It was after that when the Lady Tigers went on a 14-5 run to close out the game. Mandi Carter, Jeanne Randall, Lindsey Nietert and Erica Eneks combined to score 56 of the team’s 63 points. Carter had 18, Randall chipped in 16, Nietert added 12 and Eneks finished with 10. Carter recorded a double-double, after tallying 10 rebounds. Ozarks will travel to Longview, Texas, to face LeTourneau University on January 13.