Second Half Rally Falls Short Against LeTourneau

January 20, 2005
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles fell to LeTourneau University, 91-85, on Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play in Longview, Texas.

The Lady Eagles (2-13, 2-10) made a second half rally behind a career night for freshman center Olivia Fisher, but it wasn’t enough as the LeTourneau Lady Jackets (2-13, 2-10) gained a six-point victory and snapped an 11-game losing streak with the win. After trailing 46-37 at halftime, the Lady Eagles responded with a 17-8 run in the second half to put themselves in position to gain their first ASC East Division road win of the year. Fisher started the scoring spurt with a jumper at the 16:53 mark to cut the deficit to 50-42. It would be just two of Fisher’s 25 second half points. Ozarks would eventually take a 59-58 lead when Jeanne Randall nailed a three-pointer with 9:53 remaining. LeTourneau, however, gained back the lead for good on a three-point basket just twenty seconds later. Fisher recorded her fifth double-double of the season, ending the contest with a game-high 35 points and 17 rebounds. Fisher shot 16-of-22 from the floor. Erica Eneks scored 20 points and shot 6-of-18 from beyond the three-point line. Randall added 11 points. Ozarks will travel to Clinton, Mississippi, to face Mississippi College on January 27 and Pineville, Louisiana, to face Louisiana College on January 29.