The women's basketball team lost to Texas-Tyler on Monday night in their first game of the 2010 Stormy Petrel Holiday Classic, 66-52. The Petrels will look to bounce back tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. against Maryville.
The Petrels trailed the Patriots in the early stages and fell behind 37-25 at the half. Texas-Tyler continued to use a pressure defense that forced 26 Petrel turnovers and also held Oglethorpe to only 31% shooting from the field throughout the second half to earn the win.
The Patriots out rebounded Oglethorpe 48-37 to earn the non-conference win. Katie Weeks and Riley Cerone each notched 12 points to lead Oglethorpe. Weeks added 7 rebounds and 5 steals while Cerone was 4 of 6 from three. Sarah Giles contributed 8 points and 8 rebounds.
Oglethorpe is now 2-6 on the season and will face familaiar foe Maryville College of the Great South Athletic Conference on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to wrap up the 2010 Stormy Petrel Holiday Classic.