Mary Hardin-Baylor 84, University of the Ozarks 80
Records: University of the Ozarks (4-7, 0-2 ASC), Mary Hardin-Baylor (10-1, 2-0 ASC)
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2019
Belton, Texas | Mayborn Campus Center
The Eagles had a big second half outscoring Mary Hardin-Baylor 52-41 but still fell 84-80 Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play. The Crusaders led 43-28 in the first half but the Eagles found a rhythm in the second half to pull within striking distance with less than five minutes remaining. After chipping away at the deficit in the final ten minutes of play, the Eagles got to 75-67 on a Cordy Winston layup with 3:38 left. James Helzer drilled a three-pointer to make it 77-72 and Bryson Johnson hit two three-pointers late to pull within 82-78. However, the Crusaders made two key free throws with nine seconds left to extend the lead to 84-78. Jacobe Davis had an impressive offensive night hitting 10-of-21 from the field to score 24 points. He also dished out five assists and recorded two steals.
Points – Jacobe Davis (24)
Rebounds – Darnel Renelique (10)
Assists – Jacobe Davis, Bryson Johnson (5)
The Eagles pulled within 77-72 with less than three minutes remaining but couldn't overcome a 43-28 halftime deficit.
Jacobe Davis had a strong all-around performance for the Eagles hitting 10-of-21 from the field to score 24 points. He also dished out five assists and recorded two steals.
Cordy Winston, Jacobe Davis, Cory Wilhelm, James Helzer, Darnel Renelique
The Eagles will travel to Austin, Texas, for a conference game against Concordia University Texas January 4.