The Oglethorpe University women's basketball team lost to Carthage College in the finals of the Stormy Petrel Holiday Classic on Tuesday night, 88-66. The Petrels were done in by the Lady Red opening the game on a 19-0 run en route to the 22 point victory on Pinholster Court.
After the 19 point burst to start the game, Oglethorpe settled in nicely against the nation's number 24 ranked team and played the Lady Red virtually even for the remainder of the contest. The Petrels could not, however, overcome the lethal first five minutes of the game that put Oglethorpe in a hole they could not dig out of.
Freshman Sarah Jones led four Petrels in double figures on the afternoon with 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field. Sophomore Rena Crossland posted 12 points and 4 rebounds while junior Chelsea MacDonald connected on 3 of 6 three-point attempts on her way to 11 points. Freshman Sarah Giles rounded out the Petrels in double-figures with 10 points and 5 rebounds in the loss.
With the result, Oglethorpe is 6-4 on the season and will get set for conference play beginning this Friday at 6:00 p.m. on Pinholster Court when they square off with Birmingham-Southern.