Clarksville, Ark.-Texas Lutheran University took a 58-51 victory over the Lady Eagles in American Southwest Conference crossover action at Mabee Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Eagles (4-6, 0-0) made several comebacks throughout the second half but were never able to take the lead from Texas Lutheran (8-5, 2-0). Texas Lutheran took a 8-7 lead at the 14:18 mark of the first half and kept it for the game’s entirety. Neither team shot particularly well in the contest. The Lady Eagles shot 33 percent from the field while the Lady Bulldogs shot just 32 percent. Ozarks shot only 44 percent from the free throw line, but did force 23 turnovers and scored 16 points from those miscues. Ozarks cut the deficit to 52-49 with 4:02 left in the game after a Jenna Corbell jumper. But Texas Lutheran hit 6-of-6 free throws down the stretch to clinch the victory. Corbell had a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds. Ozarks continues their home stand when they host Austin College on Tuesday night in their first ASC East division action of the season.