Lynx Top Lady Petrels, 59-53

Lynx Top Lady Petrels, 59-53

The women's basketball team lost to Rhodes College on Friday night on Pinholster Court, 59-53. The Petrels led the Lynx by one at the half and by six with 14:05 remaining but a 6-0 Rhodes run with less than 10 to play pushed the Lynx to the win.

Both teams made 11 field goals in a first half that saw the Petrels take a 26-25 lead into the locker room. Oglethorpe pushed the lead up six on two occasions in the second half but, with 10:38 to play and the score tied, conference player-of-the-year candidate Sharwil Bell went on a personal 6-0 run to give the Lynx some separation. Bell would push the Rhodes lead to 7 on a pair of free throws with 5:58 to play but Oglethorpe would battle back to cut the lead to 3. Morgan Loughrey had a look from three to tie the game with 1:00 left but the shot was wide and the Lynx closed the game out with Bell scoring at the free throw line.

The Lynx outrebounded Oglethorpe 44-40, held a 30-22 advantage in the paint and a 16-5 advantage in fast break points to earn the win.

Sarah Giles led Oglethorpe with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Katie Weeks added 11 points and 5 rebounds while Kelley Reeves was 3 of 8 from three for 9 points. Loughrey dished a team-high 5 assists for Oglethorpe in the loss.

The Petrels are now 4-15 on the season and will get set to host Birmingham-Southern this Sunday at 1:00 p.m.