Clarksville, Ark.-In a game that saw a combined 135 shots from the field, Concordia-Austin pulled out a 73-60 victory over the University of the Ozarks Lady Eagles on Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play.
<#IMAGE:1#>The Lady Eagles (5-7, 3-4) couldn’t get things going from the three-point line, hitting only 1-of-17 (5%) in the game. Neither team particularly faired well from the field as Ozarks ended the contest shooting 36 percent while Concordia-Austin (4-6, 4-3) hit 41 percent of their shots. Concordia-Austin held a 39-34 halftime advantage, and never let go of the lead in the second half. The Lady Eagles got as close as five points on two occasion early in the second half, but that would be the closest they would come. A layup by Lindsey Nietert with 3:05 remaining in the game cut the deficit to 67-60, but Concordia-Austin answered by holding Ozarks scoreless for the remainder of the contest. Ozarks made a nice run late in the first half. Trailing 39-28 with 2:07 left, Mandi Carter hit a pair of layups and Jeanne Randall added another to cut the gap to five points. Carter recorded her second double-double of the season when she went for 16 points and 11 rebounds. Nietert and Randall had 12 points and Erica Eneks finished with 10 points. Chandra Briggs had 7 assists. Ozarks will face Mary Hardin-Baylor on January 6 in Belton, Texas.