Clarksville, Ark.-The Texas-Dallas women overcame a 29-26 halftime deficit to slip past Ozarks 69-60 in a rare Friday afternoon game in Clarksville.
Ozarks falls to 5-5 overall and 3-4 in the American Southwest Conference while Texas-Dallas improves to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play.
In the first half, the Lady Eagles held a 16-8 lead after Chelsea Glasscock hit a three-pointer at the 11:07 mark. An Ashley Barry free throw extended the lead to double-digits with 5:10 left. But the Comets went on a 14-5 run after that to trim it to 27-26. Ozarks still held a 29-26 halftime advantage.
Ozarks had trouble getting any second chance shots in the second half as Texas-Dallas dominated the boards and Comets’ guard Lyndsey Smith scored 20 second half points. The Comets out rebounded Ozarks 30-11, including grabbing 20 defensive boards in the final twenty minutes of action. Texas-Dallas eventually took a 44-38 lead with 12:48 remaining in the second half before a Sabrina Goddard shot and another Glasscock three-pointer got Ozarks within 44-43. On Ozarks next possession, Ashley Teague hit one of two free throws to tie the game, 44-44. But the Comets surged out to a five-point advantage over the next two minutes and Ozarks could never regain the lead.
April Young led Ozarks with 14 points. Goddard added 12 points.
Ozarks will not play until January 5 when it hosts Mary Hardin-Baylor.