December 8, 2012

Women's Basketball Drops Sixth in a Row, Loses at Huntingdon

The Oglethorpe women's basketball team lost its sixth game in a row on Saturday afternoon, losing to Huntingdon, 73-54, in Montgomery, Ala.

The Lady Petrels started out red hot, embarking on a 15-7 run to start the game and led by eight five minutes into the game. Huntingdon quickly came back to tie the score, and then the two teams traded baskets for the remainder of the period. The Lady Hawks' biggest lead of the period was three points, achieved two times, one of which occured at the end of the half. Huntingdon led 38-35 at the halftime break.

The second half was a different story, however. Huntingdon blazed out to a 24-7 start to the period and found themselves leading by 20 with 10:21 remaining. From that point on, the Lady Hawks were able to cruise for the eventual 19-point victory. The Lady Petrels actually held Huntingdon to fewer points in the second half than the first, but they themselves only managed 19 points in the period.

Neither team shot the ball especially well, as they both tallied field-goal percentages of under 35. Huntingdon outrebounded Oglethorpe 58-41, leading to a 21-9 disparity in second-chance points.

Senior center Sarah Giles had another excellent day for the Lady Petrels, just missing her second triple-double in a week. She recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks. Freshman guard Kalin Williams contributed 11 points on 50-percent shooting, adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

The 2-6 Lady Petrels take a break for exams, but will return next Friday, Dec. 21, to take on Howard Payne in the Country Inn & Suites Holiday Tournament from Dorough Field House. The game tips off at 4 p.m.

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