|Lady Eagles Hand Texas-Dallas First Loss
Release Date: 12/18/2010
Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women shot 65 percent from the field in the second half and outscored Texas-Dallas 45-31 in the final twenty minutes to earn a 69-60 win Saturday afternoon in American Southwest Conference action.
It was the first loss of the season for Texas-Dallas (9-1, 6-1 ASC), and the win for Ozarks broke a four-game losing skid. After trailing 29-24 at the half, the Lady Eagles (7-4, 3-4 ASC) caught fire, hitting 15-of-23 from the floor in the second half. Jacksonville, Ark. native Tarneisha Scott carried the Lady Comets in the first half, scoring 18 of their 24 points. Texas-Dallas jumped out to a 20-5 lead with 13:58 left in the half, but then hit a scoring drought, enabling the Lady Eagles to slowly climb back into the game. An Alison Villines' layup at the 7:56 mark cut it to single digits. Ozarks then outscored Texas-Dallas 8-3 in the final three minutes of the half to close within five points.
Ozarks would keep its momentum early in the second half, and tied the game, 33-33, after Villines completed a three-point play. At the midway point, Texas-Dallas suffered another scoring drought, while the Lady Eagles went on a 9-0 burst over the next two minutes. Ozarks maintained a double-digit lead for most of the final nine minutes of play. Ashley Teague’s three-pointer with 4:51 left gave Ozarks its largest lead of the game at 55-40. Villines and Sabrina Goddard scored 12 and 11 points, and went a combined 10-of-13 from the field, in the second half to fuel the comeback. Texas-Dallas struggled from the floor all day, hitting just 19-of-62 (30%) in the contest.
Goddard finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. Villines added 15 points.
Ozarks will travel to Springdale to face Ecclesia College January 3.
University of the Ozarks Sports Information Office