Clarksville, Ark.-Schreiner University used a 13-2 run to end the first half and then reeled off a 9-0 spurt early in the second half to earn a 86-70 win over the Lady Eagles in American Southwest Conference play on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles (0-7, 0-3) out shot the Mountaineers from the field, hitting 50 percent of their shots compared to Schreiner’s 34 percent. However, Schreiner (2-4, 2-2) benefited from the free throw line, hitting 38-of-45 (84%) during the game to offset their percentage from the floor.
Erica Eneks nailed a three-pointer with 5:27 left in the first half to give Ozarks a 28-20 lead, but Schreiner followed that basket with a 13-2 run to end the half and take a 33-30 lead into the locker room. Ozarks quickly fought back early in the second half to get within one point after an Eneks jumper. The Mountaineers then went on 7-0 run to take a 47-37 advantage. Three minutes later Olivia Fisher scored on a jumper to cut the deficit to 51-44. However, Schreiner controlled the game from that point, holding a double-digit lead for the remaining eleven minutes of the contest.
Eneks led the team with 19 points. She hit three three-pointers, increasing her season total to 21. Olivia Fisher scored 16 points and Kristyn Shinn added 10 points.
Ozarks will host Texas Lutheran University on December 17 at 5:30 p.m.