Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's basketball team got a key block in the fourth quarter on a fast-break layup and then forced Bacone College into a tough shot with just seconds remaining to secure a 59-57 win over the Warriors Friday night.
Leading 59-57, Ozarks (2-1) committed a turnover with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game and Bacone (1-4) appeared to be headed for an easy layup, but Bailey Womack came from behind and blocked the shot to keep the lead. Ozarks' defense then forced a desperation three-pointer with four seconds left in the game to earn the win.
Bacone led 21-15 after the first quarter, but Ozarks battled back to take a 31-28 halftime lead behind a 16-point second quarter. The Eagles shot an impressive 60 percent from the field in the first half, while holding Bacone to a 25 percent shooting clip. Ozarks also hit 12-of-14 from the free throw line in the first half.
Ozarks outrebounded Bacone 43-33 in the game and held Bacone to a 26 percent shooting clip.
Ozarks will travel to Hendrix College November 22.