The Oglethorpe University women's basketball team beat the Millsaps College Majors in Jackson, Mississippi on Sunday afternoon, 70-64. The Petrels got off to a hot start by shooting 64% in the first half and built a 14 point second half lead before settling on the final margin.
Oglethorpe did the work on the defensive side of the ball to keep the Majors (0-20) winless on the season. The Petrels held Millsaps to 29% shooting (20-68) and forced 25 turnovers which they converted into 28 points.
Sophomore Katie Weeks had a career afternoon for Oglethorpe, hitting on 12 of 18 shot attempts on her way to posting a game-high 25 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Sarah Giles continued to impress in the paint, notching another double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds while the recently activated Mareva Bone rounded out the Petrels in double figures with 10 in the win.
The Petrels are now 9-11 on the season and, at 4-7 in the SCAC, hold a two game lead on Sewanee for the final berth in next month's SCAC Championship also held in Jackson. Oglethorpe is back in action this Friday night when they face Birmingham-Southern at 7:00 p.m Eastern.