Clarksville, Ark.-LeTourneau University overcame a 33-32 halftime deficit and then held on for a 60-55 American Southwest Conference win over the Lady Eagles Thursday night.
Ozarks ends the season with a 11-14 overall record and a 7-12 mark in the ASC.
Ozarks shot 56 percent in the first half, including hitting all four of its three-point attempts, but committed ten turnovers. The Lady Eagles built a 23-16 lead after a Tamara Wilkett three-pointer at the 6:34 mark. LeTourneau (8-16, 5-13 ASC) would respond with a run to narrow the deficit to 25-24 and then keep the score within one point at intermission.
LeTourneau would grab a 36-35 advantage three minutes into the second half and never let go of the lead even though Ozarks hung close the remainder of the game. LeTourneau increased its lead to 51-43 with 9:23 left in the game, but Ozarks answered with a Jordyn Ferrell jumper and another Wilkett three-pointer to pull within 51-48. Ozarks closed the gap to 55-53 and then to 56-55 with 32 seconds left on Taylor Farmer’s layup. But LeTourneau hit a pair of free throws to make it 58-55 with 24 seconds left. Ozarks then missed a jumper on its ensuing possession and sent LeTourneau to the free throw line where it made both with 14 ticks remaining.
Ferrell finished with a team-high 17 points. Farmer added 15 points and Wilkett scored 11.