Clarksville, Ark.-Senior forward Bryanna Moltz scored 22 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out five assists to lead the University of the Ozarks past Belhaven University 74-65 Saturday afternoon.
Ozarks (9-10) needed to make a fourth quarter push as it trailed 58-56 early on. Moltz drilled a three-pointer with 6:07 left in the game to give the Eagles a lead.
Ozarks held a 35-30 advantage at halftime, but Belhaven (10-8) fought back to tie the game 45-45 at the 4:48 mark of the third quarter. Belhaven ended the third quarter with a 55-54 advantage. The two teams went back-and-forth in the fourth quarter before Moltz hit the aforementioned clutch three-pointer. Ozarks outscored Belhaven 16-7 in the final seven minutes of the game.
Ozarks pulled down 47 rebounds, while Belhaven had 35. The Eagles hit 9-of-19 (47%) from the three-point line. Moltz hit five on her own, and Hailey Ostrander hit three.
Ozarks will host Texas Dallas January 30.