OZARK — The Paris Lady Eagles don't want to give away any trade secrets.

But if you let them shoot 3-pointers, opponents might find themselves in trouble.

The Lady Eagles' Harlie Watts was 5-of-10 from downtown and Jacee Hart overcame a slow start by pouring in 20 points Thursday to lead Paris to a 48-40 win over short-handed Cedarville at the Bank OZK Tournament at Ozark High School.

The Lady Eagles (4-8) face Ozark in today's semifinals.

Cedarville, which was without one of its top scorers in junior Chloe Morrow, used an 11-0 run to help build an 11-8 after lead after one quarter. The Bucs still led 16-12 midway through the second quarter before Paris started to find its range.

"The first quarter, down 11-to-3, it was just a lack of effort on the offensive and defensive boards," Paris coach Dustin Williams said. "They missed some shots and we weren't blocking out well."

Williams corrected the problem by burning a timeout.

"I've never had a team where we had to beg to get them to shoot it," Williams said. "During that timeout we told them, 'You've got to shoot the open shot.' We're a little bit too unselfish at times. It was mainly trying to get them to settle down and attack the basket, or kick out for the three, and those started to fall."

Hart and Watts combined for 36 of the team's points.

Anna Hightower and Katie McBroom combined for 26 points to lead the Lady Pirates (5-6).

Down 24-18 early in the third quarter, Hightower's basket capped an 11-3 that Cedarville a brief 29-27 lead.

But Paris regained the lead for good on Watts' fifth triple. They led 30-29 after three and never trailed again.

"In the locker room we were 5-for-11 at halftime," Williams said. "I told them, 'I'll take that, because it's almost 50 percent.' The first quarter wasn't, but the second quarter was.

"When you're a shooter, you have to have faith to shoot it."