Strong Bench Play Propels Eagles To Win

December 9, 2007
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-Six players scored in double figures, four of which came off the bench , to help the University of the Ozarks to a 93-82 victory over Hendrix College in non-conference play on Saturday.

Ozarks (3-3, 0-2) will host Schreiner University on December 15 at 3:00 p.m. in an American Southwest Conference tilt.

After battling back-and-forth for the first eight minutes of the first half, a Jeremy Clark layup with 12:24 left gave Ozarks a 14-12 advantage, and more importantly, a lead they would never relinquish. Clark was one of four reserves who scored in double figures in the game for the Eagles. He finished with 12 points, hitting 2-0f-3 from the three-point line. Tony Daniels led the Eagles off the bench by scoring a team-high 15 points. Daniels also had 7 rebounds. Ted Beard and Chris Clark scored 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Daniels gave the Eagles their first double-digit lead with a layup at the 7:23 mark of the first half. A Chris Clark dunk with 9 seconds left in the half made it 44-33 in favor of Ozarks.

Ozarks held a double-digit lead for most of the second half, with its largest lead of the day coming with 12:18 left when Chris Clark hit a pair of free throws to give Ozarks a 63-45 advantage.

Habeeb Kareem had his third double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Tyler Mitchell was Ozarks other starter in double figures with 12 points.

Hendrix fell to 4-2 on the season.