No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor 79, University of the Ozarks 59
Records: University of the Ozarks (5-6, 0-2 ASC), Mary Hardin-Baylor (9-2, 2-0 ASC)
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2019
Belton, Texas | Mayborn Campus Center
Nationally-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor pulled away in the fourth quarter to hand the Eagles a 79-59 setback Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play. The Crusaders, ranked No. 5 in NCAA III, needed a fourth quarter burst to record its ninth win of the season. The Eagles wouldn't go down easily and remained in striking distance trailing 57-46 heading into the final quarter. The Crusaders hit 56 percent from the field in the fourth and ended the final four minutes with a 13-2 run. The Eagles shot a solid 90 percent from the free throw line but committed 22 turnovers. Kamryn McKinney led the team with 13 points.
Mary Hardin-Baylor ended the game on a 13-2 run to put the Eagles away.
Janna Rhinehart scored 11 points off the bench for the Eagles in 19 minutes of action. It is her second double-digit performance off the bench this season.
The Eagles will travel to Austin, Texas, to play conference opponent Concordia University Texas January 4.