The women's basketball team lost to Puget Sound on the campus of Lewis and Clark in Portland, Oregon on Friday night, 74-45. Playing in the prestigious Bon Appetit Classic, the Petrels were done in by cold shooting (28%) on a night where they took care of the basketball (only 14 turnovers) but couldn't get it to go in the hoop.
Oglethorpe jumped out to their first lead of the season in the game's early stages and held a 15-11 advantage over the Loggers with 12:45 to play in the first half. That's when Puget Sound, winners of 24 of 29 games in 2009-10 and perennial NCAA Tournament participants, went on a 25-4 run to open up a 17 point lead and take control of the game.
Oglethorpe wound up trailing 40-26 at the break and would get no closer to Puget Sound in the second stanza. The Petrels were only able to connect on 15 of their 53 shots throughout the game and the Loggers dominated the boards 56-29 en route to the runaway victory.
Sophomore Sarah Giles paced the Petrels with 10 points and 8 rebounds on the night and was the only Oglethorpe player to score in double figures. Katie Weeks and Riley Cerone each contributed 9 points in the loss.
The Petrels are now 0-2 on the season and will look to notch their first victory of the season against host Lewis and Clark at 11:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night. To view live streaming video of the contest, gohere.