Clarksville, Ark.-Schreiner University used a 16-6 surge in the final five minutes to pull out a 92-79 win over the Eagles Tuesday night in American Southwest Conference play.
David Robertson’s jumper with 5:29 left got Ozarks (3-6, 1-4 ASC) to within 75-73. But it was all Schreiner (3-4, 2-3 ASC) after that. The Mountaineers built a 85-75 lead with 2:40 remaining and Ozarks would score just four more points. Schreiner held a 43-41 halftime lead even though it led 32-22 with 6:55 left. Ozarks’ Bryton Flint sparked the Eagles with a jumper and a three-pointer to pull Ozarks within 34-30. Jerard McGinty’s shot with 35 ticks left eventually tied the game, 41-41.
Shawn Curtis carried the Eagles in the second half, scoring 13 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Ozarks never held the lead in the second half, but his jumper at the midway point cut the deficit to 62-61. Another Curtis’ layup cut it to one-point with less than eight minutes to go, but Schreiner proceeded to build a ten-point advantage over the next five minutes.
Curtis recorded his first collegiate double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Flint sparked the Eagles off the bench with 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the floor.
Ozarks will host Texas Lutheran University Friday night.