In a back-and-forth nail biter, the Ouachita Christian Lady Eagles made the plays needed down the stretch against Booker T. Washington in the 2019 Sidney Smith Invitational to remain perfect this season.
Deep into the second quarter, Avery Hopkins drained a 3-pointer to give the Lady Eagles w 23-17 lead. Booker T. Washington went on a 5-0 run to close the half and reduce OCS’ lead to one.
Emery Wirtz’ and-one gave OCS a 28-22 lead before the Lady Eagles took control in the third. OCS began the third with 11-0 run and held Booker T. Washington to three points in the quarter.
Booker T. Washington’s full court press gave OCS some trouble early into the fourth quarter and allowed Booker T. Washington to cut the deficit to five. Hopkins jumper broke up the run.
OCS clung to a three-point lead 42-38 with less than a minute to go when Hopkins sank a free throw to eventually give the Lady Eagles a 44-40 victory.
The Lady Eagles improved to 16-0 on the season.