Clarksville, Ark.-Three three-pointers with under 1:20 to play by the University of the Ozarks women's basketball team lifted the Lady Eagles to a 94-93 overtime win over Texas Lutheran University on Saturday.
Texas Lutheran (0-5, 0-4) appeared to have the game won in overtime as they held a 89-85 advantage with 1:24 remaining. However, the Lady Eagles (5-2, 3-1) got hot late as they hit three straight three-pointers to earn the win. Jeanne Randall nailed the first with 1:15 left to cut the deficit to 89-88. Lindsey Nietert hit another with :50 seconds left to tie the contest at 91-91. It was Nietert’s second three in the overtime period. Savannah Carter then came through in the clutch with a three with only :17 seconds left. The Lady Bulldogs had a shot with :06 seconds remaining, but the jumper missed to give Ozarks their fifth win of the season. It was an Erica Eneks three-pointer with :17 seconds left in regulation to tie the contest at 80-80 that put the game into overtime. Ozarks led 39-36 at the half, but were outscored 44-38 in the second half before Eneks’ three. Ozarks benefited from a 21-of-26 (80%) performance from the free throw line in the contest. Six Lady Eagles finished in double figures, with Nietert leading the way with 21 points. Nietert finished with 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Randall ended with 17 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Mandi Carter added 16 points and Erica Eneks finished with 14 points. Savannah Carter and Karen Garcia had 10 points each.