2017-18 Women's Basketball Headlines

  • Women's Basketball Falls to Guilford in 77-75 Overtime Thriller
    December 07, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team led Guilford late Thursday evening in Greensboro, North Carolina, but the homestanding Quakers hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime, then took the lead with 1:10 remaining in the extra period for a 77-75 victory over the Stormy Petrels. The defeat dropped the Petrels to 5-3 on the young season.
  • Women's Basketball Routs Pomona-Pitzer, 81-46, in McWilliams Classic Consolation Game
    December 02, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team finished their stay in St. Louis with an outstanding performance Saturday evening in the McWilliams Classic consolation game, defeating Pomona-Pitzer 81-46 to improve to 5-2 on the season. The Stormy Petrels came out on fire after a tough game against No. 13 Washington on Friday, outscoring the Sagehens 27-9 in the first quarter and 50-16 over the opening half of play.
  • Women's Basketball Falls to No. 13 Washington (Missouri) in Hard-Fought McWilliams Classic Opener
    December 01, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team acquitted themselves well in their McWilliams Classic opener against the No. 13 Washington (Missouri) Bears, but fell in the end, dropping the contest, 90-79, to move to 4-2 on the young season. Both teams got off to a hot shooting start, but the nationally-ranked Bears pulled away in the third quarter on the first day of the 2-day tournament in St. Louis.
  • Women's Basketball Runs Away from Berry, 73-47, to Secure Win in SAA Opener
    November 29, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team returned home Wednesday to face the Berry Vikings in the Petrels' first SAA matchup of the season. The Petrels continued their early-season dominance by defeating the Vikings, 73-47, at Dorough Field House. The Petrels were only ahead by nine points going into halftime, with the score 33-24.  The Petrels came out in the third quarter on fire, pushing their lead out to double digits. In that third quarter, the Petrels would outscore the Vikings 24-10 en route to their first conference win of the season. The win improved the Petrels to 4-1 on the young season, 1-0 in league play.
  • Women's Basketball Recovers to Defeat LaGrange, Split SAA-USA South Classic Games
    November 26, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team came back from a tough loss on Saturday to beat the LaGrange Panthers on Sunday, 67-53, in Mount Berry and wrap up their stay at the SAA-USA South Classic. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 3-1 on the young season.
  • Women's Basketball Drops Tight One to Piedmont, 66-65, for First Loss of Season
    November 25, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team suffered their first loss of the season Saturday at the SAA-USA South Classic in Mount Berry. They came back from as many as 11 points down in the third quarter to take a late lead against the Piedmont Lions, but it was Piedmont who came up with some big plays down the stretch to pull out the 66-65 victory.
  • Women's Basketball Trounces Agnes Scott, 70-28, to Improve to 2-0 on Season
    November 21, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team quickly jumped out to a big lead and never looked back Tuesday night in Decatur, blowing out the homestanding Agnes Scott Scotties 70-28 to improve to 2-0 on the young season. The Stormy Petrels outscored Agnes Scott 21-5 in the first quarter and 26-6 in the second, giving themselves a 47-11 lead at the halftime break and allowing them to cruise to the 42-point victory.
  • Women's Basketball Opens Season with 86-48 Rout of Covenant
    November 17, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team opened their season on an outstanding note on Friday night, leading by as many as 40 points en route to a comprehensive 86-48 victory over Covenant at Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels outscored the visiting Scots 68-34 over the final three quarters of the contest, including a 21-9 margin in the second quarter and a 22-8 bulge in the fourth, pulling away for a blowout win after Covenant had trailed by just four points at the end of the first quarter.
  • 2017-18 Women's Basketball Season Preview
    November 16, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team returns to action on Friday, as they welcome Covenant to Dorough Field House for their season opener at 7 p.m. It will culminate what's been an exciting build-up to the season for the Stormy Petrels, as they look to improve upon a pair of SAA semifinal finishes over the past couple of seasons and take the next step towards the top of the league and onto the national stage.
  • ESPN's Maria Taylor Visits with Women's Basketball, Volleyball Teams
    September 22, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women’s basketball and volleyball teams were surprised with a special guest appearance by ESPN College GameDay host Maria Taylor on Monday evening. The event was a truly memorable evening for both programs as Taylor was able to connect with the athletes on a variety of different topics throughout her motivational discussion.