Belhaven University 61, University of the Ozarks 59
Records: University of the Ozarks (7-7, 5-2 ASC), Belhaven University (7-7, 3-4 ASC)
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2018
Jackson, Miss. | Heidelberg Gymnasium
The Eagles lost a heart-breaker 61-59 on a jump shot in the final seconds against Belhaven Thursday night in Mississippi. Savannah Kate Smith drilled a three-pointer with 21 seconds left to cut the deficit to 58-57. Belhaven then hit one of two free throws with 20 seconds left to give the Eagles another offensive possession. Belhaven fouled Hailey Ostrander, who sank both free throws to tie it 59-59. On Belhaven's next possession, the Blazers isolated Aaliyaha Thornton in a one-on-one situation. Thornton came through as she hit the game-winner with just .7 seconds remaining. The Eagles did get the last shot on an inbounds play, but were unable to convert. Delanei Stephens led the Eagles with 17 points.
Scoring - Delanei Stephens (17)
Rebounding - Hannah Weatherford (6)
Assists - Kamryn McKinney (5)
Belhaven hit the game-winning jump shot with .7 seconds remaining to secure a win.
Hailey Ostrander hit a pair of clutch free throws with 20 seconds left to even the game 59-59. Ostrander has made 81 percent from the free throw line this season.
Hailey Ostrander, Kamryn McKinney, Savannah Kate Smith, Delanei Stephens, Hannah Weatherford
The Eagles will travel to Pineville, Louisiana, to take on Louisiana College January 12.