Clarksville, Ark.-A slugglish start and a poor shooting performance by the Eagles helped the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men's basketball team to a 90-56 victory Saturday afternoon in American Southwest Conference play.
The Eagles (5-6, 4-3) hit just 17-of-58 from the floor while the Crusaders (8-3, 4-3) nailed 54 percent of their shots en route to their fourth straight win. Mary Hardin-Baylor started the contest strong, taking a 14-2 advantage in the first five minutes of play. The lead mounted as the half went on, and the Crusaders finished with a 45-26 edge at the break. The second half was more of the same for the Crusaders as they never let the lead dip below 19 points. Ozarks could never get things going in second half play, and allowed the Crusaders to build a 75-46 lead with seven minutes left. Twelve different players scored for the Crusaders. Ted Beard was the only Ozarks player in double figures with 12 points. Clint McHenry led the team with 8 rebounds.