Women's Basketball Uses Big Fourth Quarter to Take Down Millsaps, 65-56 The Oglethorpe women's basketball team converted 6 of 10 field goal attempts and made 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter Friday night in Jackson, Mississippi, allowing them to outscore the homestanding Millsaps Majors 22-13 in the final period and pull away for a 65-56 victory at the Hangar Dome. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 12-5 on the season overall and 5-1 in SAA play. The latter mark means they maintain a 1-game lead for sole possession of first place in the conference. Full Story
Women's Basketball Vaults into Sole Possession of First Place in SAA with 53-44 Win over Centre On Sunday afternoon, the Oglethorpe women’s basketball team welcomed their SAA rival Centre to Dorough Field House in a battle between a pair of first-place teams in the league. The Stormy Petrels entered halftime down 28-25, but they would quickly respond, outscoring the visiting Colonels 16-8 in the third quarter. The Colonels were able to tie the score up halfway through the fourth quarter, but the Petrels refused to allow the Centre to score for the final 5 minutes of play. The remarkable defense down the stretch allowed the Petrels to hold on for the 53-44 win. The result puts them at 11-5 on the season and 4-1 in the SAA, vaulting them into first place by themselves after Centre, Hendrix and Rhodes all lost on the day. Full Story
Women's Basketball Fights off Poor Shooting Performance to Earn Comeback Win over Sewanee The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team hosted the Sewanee Tigers at Dorough Field House on Friday night in Oglethorpe’s first home conference game of the new year. Things did not look good for the Stormy Petrels early, as they were down big at halftime, losing 28-16, while only managing to shoot 14 percent from the field. The Petrels were able to flip the momentum of the game in the second half, though, reducing the Tiger lead to 34-31 at the end of the third period. The Petrels then went on to outscore the Tigers 27-13 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. The late game push allowed the Petrels to win by 11, 58-47. The Petrels improved to 10-5 on the season overall and 3-1 in the SAA. Full Story
Women's Basketball Defeats Rhodes 77-66 The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team continued their road trip on Sunday afternoon, traveling from Conway, Arkansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, to face the SAA rival Rhodes Lynx. The Petrels refused to go home without a conference win and forced the Lynx to battle in each quarter. In the final quarter, the Petrels would pull away with their largest lead of the game, 14 points, and sealed their victory, 77-66. The Petrels improved to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in SAA play. Full Story
Women's Basketball Falls on Late Shot at Hendrix The Oglethorpe women's basketball team suffered a disappointing loss Friday night in Conway, Arkansas, as the homestanding Hendrix Warriors knocked down a shot with eight seconds remaining to go ahead for the final time in the game. A Stormy Petrel miss at the buzzer on the other end secured the 63-62 win for Hendrix in Oglethorpe's first SAA road contest of the season. Full Story
SAAC Athletes of The Week
Savannah LeGate WOMEN'S BASKETBALLFreshman center Savannah LeGate of the Oglethorpe women's basketball team has been named the SAAC Female Athlete of the Week for her efforts in the team's sweep of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Classic Dec. 18 and 19.
Will Perry MEN'S BASKETBALLJunior forward Will Perry of the Oglethorpe men's basketball team has been named the SAAC Male Athlete of the Week for his efforts in his team's split at the Daytona Beach Shootout in Florida Dec. 20 and 21.