University of the Ozarks 66, Sul Ross State University 59
Records: University of the Ozarks (7-6, 5-1 ASC), Sul Ross State University (4-11, 2-4 ASC)
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Mabee Gymnasium
The Eagles were extraordinary from the free throw line hitting a perfect 22-of-22 and Delanei Stephens posted a double-double in a 66-59 win over Sul Ross State University Saturday in American Southwest Conference play. The Eagles have won five of their last six games. Stephens poured in 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field and 9-of-9 from the free throw line. Stephens also pulled down 14 rebounds. The Eagles led 35-25 at the half, but Sul Ross made a push in the third quarter hitting 56 percent from the field and outscoring the Eagles 22-13. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Eagles led just 48-47, but Sul Ross never took the lead. The Eagles held a big 50-33 rebound advantage in the game. Hailey Ostrander added ten points in the win.
COACH WILLIAMS QUOTE
"I am very pleased with our effort this afternoon. It wasn't pretty, but we got the win. Delanei played huge for us."
The Eagles hit 22-of-22 from the free throw line.
Delanei Stephens recorded a double-double with 27 points and 14 rebounds.
At 5-1 in league play, the Eagles continue their best start in conference play since the 2005-2006 season. The Eagles have won five of their last six games.
Hailey Ostrander, Kamryn McKinney, Savannah Kate Smith, Delanei Stephens, Hannah Weatherford
The Eagles travel to Belhaven and Louisiana College - January 10 and January 12.