East Texas Baptist University 77, University of the Ozarks 56
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. - Mabee Gymnasium
University of the Ozarks (4-16, 2-11 ASC)
East Texas Baptist University (17-3, 11-2 ASC)
On a night where the Eagles were down two key players, East Texas Baptist University jumped out to a 10-2 lead with 7:19 left in the first quarter and never looked back. By halftime the visitors amassed a 45-26 lead. Despite Cassie Emerson pouring in 8 of her 13 points in the third frame, the ETBU Tigers still held a 63-41 edge. The Eagles battled hard in the fourth, but it was not quite enough, as they fell to the Tigers, 77-56. Hailey Ostrander led the way for the home squad with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals. Destinee Manning added 7 points, 6 boards, and 2 big blocks.
ETBU forced Ozarks into 22 turnovers and shot 50 percent from both the field and the free throw line.
The Eagles will be back in action Saturday at 2:00 p.m., where they will host their conference foe, the LeTourneau YellowJackets.
By Rhett Williamson, student assistant for Sports Information