Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles gained a convincing 83-59 victory over Sul Ross State University in American Southwest Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Kelly Stutz earned her first win as a collegiate head coach with a 83-59 ASC victory over the Lady Lobos (1-4, 1-3). Ozarks (1-5, 1-3) dominated the entire contest as they built leads by as many as 21 points in the first half and 27 points in the second half. The Lady Eagles held a 47-29 edge at intermission thanks to a solid afternoon from the three-point line (6-of-12) and a swarming defense that held the visitors to a 34 percent shooting clip from the field in the first twenty minutes of play. Ozarks began to pull away in first half action when Lori Moon hit a jumper at the 11:21 mark to give the Lady Eagles a 21-8 lead. That lead eventually increased to 36-15 when Erica Eneks nailed a three-pointer with 6:27 left in the half. Ozarks’ second half play was a near mirror image of their first half performance as they held the Lady Lobos to a 23 percent shooting percentage from the field and never let their lead drop below 13 points. Their lead ballooned to 76-49 after a DeAnna Miller basket with 5:32 remaining. Ozarks shot a season-high 11-of-24 (45%) from the three-point line. Eneks scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Karen Garcia added 13 points while Jeanne Randall and Lindsey Nietert scored 11 and 12 points, respectively. The Lady Eagles will travel to Hendrix College on December 11 in a non-conference match-up beginning at 3 p.m.