The women's basketball team lost to Lewis and Clark in Portland, Ore. on Saturday night, 83-64. The Petrels led the Pioneers 39-37 at the half but could not withstand a second half blitz from the home team.
The first half was a back and forth affair with 6 ties and four lead changes. The Petrels managed to open up a 7 point lead on a jumper by Sarah Jones with 2:09 to play but the Pioneers scored the last five points of the half to head into the locker room trailing Oglethorpe, 39-37.
The two teams traded baskets in the early stages of the second half but Lewis and Clark took the lead for good at the 15:51 mark. Following a Sarah Giles basket the Pioneers lead was only 4 points with 9:24 to play. Lewis and Clark used a 17-3 run over the next 5 minutes, however, to seal the game.
Katie Weeks scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to led Oglethorpe on the night. Sarah Jpnes also tallied 17 points while Kelley Reeves poured in 11. Giles finished the evening with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
The Petrels are now 0-3 on the season and will continue their early season run of road games on Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m. at Piedmont.