University of Dallas Holds Off Late Rally From Women's Basketball Team

University of Dallas Holds Off Late Rally From Women's Basketball Team

University of Dallas 60, University of the Ozarks 56
Records: University of the Ozarks (1-3), University of Dallas (3-2)
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Irving, Texas | Maher Center

University of Dallas held off the Eagles late in the game to edge Ozarks 60-56 Thursday night in non-conference play. Entering the fourth quarter, Ozarks trailed 46-39, but battled back to pull within 57-56 on Cassie Emerson's jumper with 40 seconds remaining. The Crusaders then sank three free throws and kept Ozarks off the board the rest of the way. The Eagles trailed 33-20 at halftime, but outscored the Crusaders 19-13 in the third quarter. Emerson finished with a team-best 19 points. Ozarks hit only 3-of-26 from the three-point line, while the Crusaders made just 1-of-14.

Scoring - Cassie Emerson (19)
Rebounding - Diamond Goodwyn (10)
Assists - Anisha Johnson (4)

University of Dallas hit three free throws with under 30 seconds left to keep Ozarks from completing a comeback.

Freshman forward Cassie Emerson scored a career-high 19 points to lead Ozarks. Emerson has reached double figures in three of Ozarks' four games.
Both teams combined to hit just 4-of-40 (10%) from the three-point line.

Hailey Ostrander, Savannah Kate Smith, Diamond Goodwyn, Cassie Emerson, Anisha Johnson

The Eagles will open American Southwest Conference play against UT-Tyler December 2.