Eagles Outlast McMurry For Conference Win

The Eagles captured a win over McMurry in their conference opener behind the play of Kerigan Bradshaw.

GAME DETAILS
University of the Ozarks 72, McMurry University 60
Records: University of the Ozarks (3-5, 1-0 ASC), McMurry (1-7, 1-2 ASC)
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Mabee Gymnasium

THE BASICS
The Eagles opened the conference season with a big 72-60 win over McMurry University Monday night. Leading by only three points heading into the fourth quarter and then trailing by one point with 4:45 remaining, Savannah Kate Smith ignited a 7-1 run with three jumpers to give the Eagles a 65-60 advantage. Zhajani Wright hit a big shot with 1:37 left to give the Eagles a 68-60 cushion. Smith capped the game with two free throws with less than 20 seconds to go. Freshman Kerigan Bradshaw had a big night off the bench for the Eagles as she scored 17 points on a 6-of-8 shooting performance from the field. Bradshaw also pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists. Smith and Delanei Stephens scored 14 points.

LEADERS

Scoring - Kerigan Bradshaw (17)
Rebounding - Diamond Goodwyn (6)
Assists - Kerigan Bradshaw and Kamryn McKinney (3)

KEY STATISTICS
The Eagles outscored McMurry 23-16 in the fourth quarter and held the visitors to 3-of-14 (21%) from the field during that stretch.

NOTABLES
Freshman guard Kerigan Bradshaw came off the bench to score 17 points behind a 6-of-8 shooting performance from the field.

OZARKS STARTERS
Hailey Ostrander, Kamryn McKinney, Savannah Kate Smith, Delanei Stephens, Diamond Goodwyn

UP NEXT
The Eagles will host Hardin-Simmons University December 5.