LeTourneau University 73, University of the Ozarks 62
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. – Mabee Gymnasium
University of the Ozarks (4-17, 2-12 ASC)
LeTourneau University (4-17, 1-13 ASC)
The short-staffed Eagles struggled for most of the game, and the visiting LeTourneau Yellow Jackets picked up their first conference victory of the season. After a tightly contested first period, Ozarks struggled to put the ball in the basket in the second quarter. The Eagles shot an abysmal 9 percent in the quarter, and that allowed the visitors to build a 38-20 halftime lead. In the third frame the YellowJackets continued their efficient shooting and stretched the lead to 24. Destinee Manning led a fourth quarter charge for the Eagles, and the defensive pressure seemingly got to the YellowJackets. The deficit proved too large to overcome, and LeTourneau held on for a 73-62 win. Manning finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Alexandria Thorne and Taylor Abbe paced the away team with 15 and 14 points respectively.
LeTourneau outrebounded Ozarks by 9 in the second half and had 5 players finish with double digits.
The Eagles travel to Tyler, Texas, to face UT-Tyler February 5.