Clarksville, Ark.- The Lady Eagles scored six straight points in the final 2:28 of regulation to send the game into overtime and then hit a pair of key three-pointers in the overtime period to earn a 77-73 American Southwest Conference win over McMurry University Friday night.
Trailing 61-55 with less than three minutes to play, April Young made a jumper and Sabrina Goddard, who scored all 21 of her points in the second half, hit a pair of free throws to get Ozarks (2-7, 1-5 ASC) within 61-59 with just one minute to play. After forcing a missed shot, the Lady Eagles rebounded and Goddard would hit a clutch basket with 18 seconds left to tie the contest. McMurry (3-4, 2-3 ASC) had two shots in the waning moments, but were unable to convert either to send the contest into overtime. McMurry built a 68-65 lead with 3:09 left in the overtime, but Chelsea Glasscock hit an important three-pointer to tie it. McMurry answered with two free throws to go up 70-68 with two minutes left. Lindsey Louks then sank one of her two free throw attempts to put Ozarks within 70-69 at the 1:38 mark. Young then followed Glasscock and nailed a long-range shot with one minute left to put Ozarks ahead for good.
The Lady Eagles stormed out in front early in the game behind three three-pointers from Alison Villines. Ozarks then maintained its lead for the remainder of the half, including a 31-24 advantage at intermission. Ozarks stayed ahead for most of the second half until McMurry took the lead at the 8:05 mark. After that, the Lady Eagles tied it twice but could never take the lead.
Goddard led Ozarks with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Young finished with 18 points, and Glasscock and Louks had 15 and 12 points, respectively. Glasscock, Young and Villines each hit three three-pointers.
Ozarks will host University of Dallas January 2 at 2:00 p.m.