Clarksville, Ark.-Four Lady Eagles, including two off the bench, scored in double figures to push Ozarks to a 77-64 win over LeTourneau University in American Southwest Conference play Thursday night.
RaShelle Goldman hit three three-pointers and scored 12 first half points while Ashley Hipps went 5-for-6 to add 10 more prior to intermission. Ozarks (2-6, 1-4 ASC) led 48-33 at the half behind a 20-of-35 (57%) effort from the field.
LeTourneau (4-4, 2-3 ASC) shot 30 times from the three-point line in the game, but only hit nine of those attempts, with Ashley Fajardo hitting six on her own. The Lady Eagles balanced attack was too much for LeTourneau as Bryanna Moltz drilled a three-pointer to give Ozarks a 61-46 lead at the midway point of the second half. The YellowJackets did close the deficit to six points with under three minutes to play, but Moltz hit a shot and a free throw to put the game out of reach.
Hipps paced Ozarks with 16 points, six rebounds and three assists. Goldman came off the bench to score 14 and Moltz added another 11 points off the bench. Kindra Davis produced a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Ozarks will hit the road for four straight games starting with Howard Payne University January 2. Ozarks will then head to Sul Ross State for a game January 4.