Bacone College Uses Free Throw Performance To Earn Win

Bacone College Uses Free Throw Performance To Earn Win

Bacone College 89, University of the Ozarks 70
Records: Bacone College (12-9), University of the Ozarks (4-15)
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Mabee Gymnasium

Clarksville, Ark.-Bacone College used a 21-of-25 (84%) performance from the free throw line and had 12 players in the scoring column in a 89-70 win over the Eagles Monday. The Warriors went 9-of-11 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter alone to keep Ozarks from taking the lead. Bacone led 40-30 at halftime, but Ozarks pulled within five points with less than two minutes remaining on Savannah Kate Smith's three-pointer. Bacone opened the second half with a 14 point lead within the first two minutes, but Hailey Ostrander took matters into her own hands and drilled back-to-back three-pointers to jumpstart a run. Ostrander hit her third shot from long-range in the quarter to bring Ozarks within 56-50 at the 2:28 mark. Ostrander would score 16 third quarter points to help Ozarks outscore the Warriors 23-19 in the quarter. However, Bacone extended its lead to 71-56 three minutes into the fourth quarter to take momentum of the game and the Eagles never recovered. Ostrander had a spectacular night tying the conference single game record in three-point percentage by hitting 5-of-5 from long-range to finish with 26 points. In all, the junior guard went 8-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. She also dished out seven assists. Diamond Goodwyn added 15 points and Cassie Emerson contributed 12 points.

Scoring - Hailey Ostrander (26)
Rebounding - Diamond Goodwyn (9)
Assists - Hailey Ostrander (7)

Bacone College sank 21-of-25 (84%) from the free throw line.

Junior guard Hailey Ostrander tied the ASC single-game three-point percentage record hitting 5-of-5 from long-range. The last ASC player to accomplish this was in 2015.

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

The Eagles will host East Texas Baptist University February 1.