The Oglethorpe women's basketball team suffered a big loss in their SAA opener Thursday night, falling to the visiting Vikings, 104-50.
The Lady Petrels fell behind early and never recovered, falling behind by 19 points with 9:30 remaining in the first half. Berry would extend that lead to 25 before the first half was over, leading 49-24 with a minute remaining in the half. The Vikings took a 51-26 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, Berry extended the lead even further, outscoring the Lady Petrels 53-24 in the second half. They led by as many as 60 late in the second half before attaining the final 54-point spread, 104-50.
Berry outscored Oglethorpe in the paint 40-20, off turnovers 32-6, in second-chance points 23-6, on the fast break 28-7, and off the bench 35-21. The Vikings shot 49 percent from the floor to Oglethorpe's 23 percent. The Lady Petrels were just 2-for-22 (nine percent) from three-point range.
The Lady Petrels fall to 2-3 on the season, 0-1 in SAA play. They will next take the court Saturday afternoon, when they will travel to Lookout Mountain, Ga., to take on Covenant. Tip-off will be at 2 p.m.