The Oglethorpe men's basketball team dropped an SAA game for the first time this season Sunday afternoon in Birmingham, Alabama, falling to homestanding Birmingham-Southern 91-80. The defeat dropped the Stormy Petrels to 12-6 on the season overall and 6-1 in SAA play.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team found themselves in a tough game with Millsaps Friday night in Jackson, Mississippi, but they finished on a 12-1 run over the final 4:10 of the contest to turn the game in their favor, and they walked away from the Hangar Dome with 63-56 victory. The win improved them to 12-5 on the season overall and a perfect 6-0 in SAA play, allowing them to push out to a 2-game lead in the league standings.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team got an outstanding defensive performance Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, and used that effort to defeat the visiting Centre Colonels 76-69. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 11-5 on the season overall and a perfect 5-0 in SAA play, allowing them to maintain sole possession of first place in the league and run their win streak to four in a row and seven of their last eight.
In a battle between two teams that entered the game undefeated in conference play, it was the Oglethorpe men's basketball team that triumphed Friday evening at Dorough Field House, as they outlasted the visiting Sewanee Tigers 65-60 in overtime to improve to 4-0 in SAA play and 10-5 overall. The Stormy Petrels got a layup from freshman guard Lane Foster with 11 seconds remaining on the clock to force overtime, then outscored the Tigers 9-4 in the extra period to come away with the victory.
The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team had their second road SAA victory of the weekend Sunday, this time clashing against Rhodes. The Petrels only led by three points entering halftime, but they would end the game with a 108-87 victory. The Petrels’ starting lineup made the difference in the game, combining to score 83 points compared to only 17 combined points by the Lynx starting lineup. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 9-5 on the season and allowed them to remain undefeated (3-0) in SAA play.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team earned a victory Friday night in their first SAA road game of the season, taking down the Hendrix Warriors 84-74 in Conway, Arkansas, to improve to 2-0 on the SAA season and 8-5 overall. The Stormy Petrels led by as many as 17 points en route to the 10-point victory on the night.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team played very well out of the gate Tuesday night at Dorough Field House in the annual matchup with their crosstown rival Emory. However, the visiting Eagles came back in the second half, outscoring the Stormy Petrels 43-39 over the final 20 minutes to pull out an 88-82 victory. The result dropped the Petrels to 7-5 headed into the bulk of the SAA season.
The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team took home the title at their own Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament on Saturday afternoon, taking down the Geneva Golden Tornadoes 77-73 in the championship game at Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels withstood a big Geneva comeback late to hold on for the victory. They led by as many as 22 points in the second half and held a 70-50 advantage with 6:03 on the clock, but four consecutive made 3-pointers from the Golden Tornadoes’ Jimmy Leichliter was followed by a run of six points in 20 seconds, cutting the Oglethorpe lead to 74-70 with 41 seconds remaining. Senior guard Connor Smith and junior forward Will Perry sank free throws to put the game away down the stretch, however. The win allowed the Petrels to improve to 7-4 on the season overall.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team jumped out to a big lead early on the visiting Ozarks (Arkansas) Eagles on Friday night and never relinquished the advantage, as they held on through a couple of runs from the visitors and eventually pulled away for a 96-75 win in their opener at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament at Dorough Field House. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 6-4 on the season and advanced them to the tournament's championship game Saturday afternoon against Geneva.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team used a 65 percent shooting performance in the second half Thursday at the Daytona Beach Shootout in Florida to pull away from the Concordia (Wisconsin) Falcons 82-69 at Daytona Beach's Ocean Center. The result improved the Stormy Petrels to 5-4 on the season, and served as a bounce back from their defeat to Lawrence on Wednesday.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team fell 79-60 to Lawrence Wednesday afternoon in their opener at the Daytona Beach Shootout in Florida. The Stormy Petrels were put behind the eight-ball early by the Vikings, who shot 69 percent from the field overall and 81 percent from beyond the arc in the first half at Daytona Beach's Ocean Center and led 50-35 at the break. The Petrels played Lawrence more evenly in the second half and held them to 42 percent shooting over the final 20 minutes, but were unable to mount a comeback.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team fell behind early against the Piedmont Lions and were never able to catch up Sunday afternoon in Demorest, dropping to 4-3 on the season overall with an 82-61 loss. The Stormy Petrels shot just 36 percent from the field while Piedmont converted on 60 percent of their shots from the field, leading to the 21-point victory for the Lions.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team flipped the script in the second half against the visiting Berry Vikings Wednesday night at Dorough Field House, turning an 11-point deficit early in the second half into a nine-point win in the SAA opener for both teams. The Stormy Petrels outscored Berry 39-26 in the second half and played outstanding defense late, enabling them to move to 4-2 on the season overall and 1-0 in SAA play.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team used outstanding defense in the first half and outstanding shooting in the second half to outlast the homestanding LaGrange Panthers on Sunday at the Lee Richter Classic. The Stormy Petrels defeated LaGrange 66-63 to earn a split from their two games over the weekend. The result improved the Petrels to 3-2 over the course of the season.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team had a tough day Saturday at the Lee Richter Classic in LaGrange, falling to Maryville (Tennessee) 81-52 to fall to 2-2 on the season. The Stormy Petrels were held to just 32 percent shooting from the field in the defeat, while the Scots shot 54 percent, making 14 more shots than the Petrels. In addition, Maryville converted on 52 percent of their three-point attempts, while the Petrels did so on just 25 percent of theirs.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team earned a split at the Lon Varnell Classic in Sewanee, Tennessee, this weekend, pulling away in the final two minutes to defeat the Washington and Lee Generals 82-75 on Sunday at Juhan Gymnasium. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 2-1 on the season headed into Thanksgiving.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team went up against an outstanding Methodist team on Saturday night at the Lon Varnell Classic in Sewanee, Tennessee, and while the Stormy Petrels hung tough for much of the contest, the Monarchs pulled away in the end for an 80-66 victory. The loss dropped the Petrels to 1-1 on the young season, headed into another Lon Varnell Classic game against Washington and Lee on Sunday.
Wednesday night proved to be a momentous evening for the Oglethorpe men's basketball team in their season opener at Dorough Field House. They defeated the visiting Covenant Scots 79-78 in overtime in a frantic, back-and-forth contest to start the season off on the right foot, getting a buzzer-beater from freshman guard Lane Foster to send the game to overtime and a game-winning free throw from junior guard Devin Huffman with 22 seconds remaining in the extra period. In the process, senior guard Connor Smith passed 1,000 points for his career and Oglethorpe head coach Philip Ponder earned his 200th career victory.
The Oglethorpe men's basketball team returns on Wednesday, as they get their regular season underway with an in-state showdown against Covenant at 7 p.m. from Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels will feature a largely new squad with only around 30 percent of their minutes and points returning from the previous season, but it's a team that Head Coach Philip Ponder is excited about.