Second Half Surge Successful For ETBU Women
Release Date: 01/16/2010
Clarksville, Ark.-The East Texas Baptist University Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Eagles 40-24 in the second half to take a 67-51 victory Saturday in American Southwest Conference action in Marshall, Texas.
Ozarks (4-10, 2-8 ASC) went into halftime tied 27-27 and even held a 37-31 lead in the second half. April Young drilled a three-pointer to give Ozarks their six-point advantage and an Alison Villines bucket with 10:06 remaining in the game put Ozarks up 39-35. However, the Lady Tigers (5-9, 4-6 ASC) hit a three-pointer on their next possession and then made a pair of free throws on their next trip down to take their first lead of the second half, 40-39, with 8:10 left. A second straight Kelsey Harris three-pointer pushed East Texas Baptist’s lead to 43-39. Ozarks made one last push late, as Ally Goddard and Ashley Teague hit back-to-back trey’s to get the Lady Eagles within 49-45 at the 4:55 mark. The Lady Tigers then went on a 16-6 surge to end the game with a 16-point victory.
Young led Ozarks with 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals. She hit four three-pointers. Teague, who hit two three-pointers, followed with 12 points. Goddard also had a pair of three-pointers.
Ozarks will host UT Dallas in an ASC game Monday night. The game can be heard on KXIO 106.9 FM and on the internet at www.kxio.nu.
University of the Ozarks Sports Information Office