Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O women's basketball team claimed its fourth post-season appearance under Head Coach Car l Ramsey with a 88-81 win over Louisiana College Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play.
Ozarks (11-14, 7-13 ASC) will enter the ASC Tournament as the No. 8 seed and play host institution Texas-Tyler. The tournament runs from February 26-28 on the campus of Texas-Tyler.
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Against Louisiana College (16-6, 13-6 ASC), Ozarks blew the game wide open in the first half by shooting 8-of-13 from the three-point line, highlighted by a 4-of-5 effort from Jordana Andrews. Andrews scored 16 first half points to give the Lady Eagles a 49-27 intermission lead. Andrews made three consecutive shots from long-range to put Ozarks in front 42-22 at the 4:04 mark of the first half. Another three-pointer with 13:29 remaining in the game gave Ozarks a 61-38 advantage. However, Louisiana College stormed back to pull within single digits with under five minutes to play. The Lady Eagles' lead dwindled to six points at the 4:14 mark and four points at the 1:32 mark. But Louisiana College would score just one point after that.
"I thought we came out with a lot of energy early and followed the game plan," said Ramsey. "When shots fall, everything looks good. We got hot early, and it is a good thing we did because we had to battle in the second half. We were on a losing streak and it would have been so easy for the girls to give up, but they came out with tremendous enthusiasm."
Andrews finished with 22 points. Madison Sherrer added 18 points. Tyler Adams pulled down 11 rebounds.