Clarksville, Ark.-The Carl Ramsey era started in impressive fashion as the Lady Eagles handed Ecclesia College a 78-56 loss Friday night in the Ecclesia College Classic.
Ozarks (1-0) overcame a sluggish start, with Ecclesia (1-7) leading for most of the first half. The Royals held a 19-14 advantage at the 10:39 mark of the first half, but Ozarks chiseled away and eventually took a 22-20 lead when April Young nailed a three-pointer with 7:16 remaining. From that point, the Lady Eagles never let go of the lead and increased its advantage to 33-23 at the 3:16 mark when Young hit another basket. Ozarks went into halftime with a 44-25 lead.
Ozarks continued to pile up the points in the second half and had a 31-point lead, its largest of the game, when Sabrina Goddard scored inside with 8:50 left. Goddard and Young proved to be too much for the Royals, helping the Lady Eagles control the entire second half.
Ozarks hit 13-of-27 from the three-point line in the game. Young went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc, while Chelsea Glasscock and Ally Goddard each hit three apiece. Young finished with a career-high 24 points. Sabrina Goddard posted a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Alexa Booth grabbed 11 rebounds for Ozarks, which outrebounded its opponent 56-41. Glasscock finished with 11 points.
Ozarks will face College of the Ozarks tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.