Clarksville, Ark.-Sul Ross State University broke a 63-63 tie on a free throw with 1:16 remaining and Ozarks wouldn't score again as the Lobos took a narrow 68-63 American Southwest Conference win Saturday in Alpine, Texas.
With Sul Ross (1-6, 1-3 ASC) leading 63-58 at the 3:16 mark of the second half, Chelsea Glasscock nailed a three-pointer to make it 63-61with 2:23 left. Sabrina Goddard scored inside with 1:24 left to tie the game, 63-63. However, Sul Ross hit 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch and Ozarks (1-6, 0-4 ASC) didn’t score again after Goddard’s basket, securing the game for the Lobos.
Ozarks held a slight 58-57 advantage with 5:44 left in the game, but that would be their last lead of the game. Sul Ross had a nine-point lead with 14:05 left in the second half before Ozarks went on a 13-3 run, taking a 49-48 advantage on a Lindsey Louks jumper.
Goddard led the team with 22 points. Louks had 16 points and 10 rebounds. April Young contributed 14 points.
“We were mentally down going into the game against Sul Ross,” said Ramsey. “We didn’t play well against them. It wasn’t a lack of effort, it was more of a lack of focus.”
“We need to be more consistent on both ends of the floor,” said Ramsey. “We have shot the ball well in some games and then we won’t the next game. It is the same thing with taking care of the ball. And sometimes our offensive execution looks good, and then at other times we don’t have focus. We just need to keep believing and working. We need something good to happen so we can leave with a smile on our face.”
Ozarks will host Hardin-Simmons University December 12.