The Calvary University Women’s basketball team grabbed their 11th win of the season with a 69-56 victory over Ozark Christian College Tuesday night. The game was closely contested at the start with both teams exchanging leads in the first quarter. Calvary’s largest lead of the first half came at the five minute mark in the second quarter with the Lady Warriors leading by 12. By the end of the first half, Ozark had cut the lead down to 28-33 with some terrific offensive possessions.
In the second half the Lady Warriors seemed to struggle to find ways to score, but kept their lead with tough defense that limited Ozark’s penetration. Despite their shooting struggles, the Warriors were able to keep their lead for the entire 2nd half. “The team did a great job of being able to stop their drive in the 2nd half.” Coach Tressa Shoemaker said. “We had a tougher game offensively as we just couldn’t find our rhythm. But through it all, our girls kept their poise and took opportunities to score in key moments of the game.”
The Ambassadors would not go away however and came within seven points of Calvary in the final minute, but a clutch 3 point shot from Hunter in the final minute sealed the deal in the Warriors 69-56 win. The Warriors were led once again by Taylor Hunter who finished with 28 points, and Anna Holloway who added 15 of her own. The Lady Warriors will next face Union College at home on the 31st of January