Women's Basketball Loses to Transylvania in Montgomery

Women's Basketball Loses to Transylvania in Montgomery

The Oglethorpe women's basketball team lost its opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Friday morning in Montgomery, Ala., falling to Transylvania, 74-52.

The Lady Petrels got behind the eight-ball early in this one, falling behind 16-0 in the first six minutes of the game. But they immediately answered with a 13-2 run of their own to get back to within five points with 10:45 remaining in the opening stanza.

Transylvania pulled the lead back out again and led by 17 with 4:38 remaining in the half, but Oglethorpe went on a 13-5 run to close out the half and cut the Transylvania lead to 41-32 at the break.

In the second half, Oglethorpe kept the deficit in the 10-point range for the first several minutes. However, Transylvania effectively put the game away with a 20-7 run over the back half of the second stanza, giving them a 69-48 lead with 3:11 left. Transylvania cruised to the easy victory from there.

Oglethorpe shot just 30 percent to Transylvania's 35 percent over the course of the game. Transylvania shot 42 percent from three-point range for the game, and outrebounded the Lady Petrels 60-32, including grabbing 24 offensive boards.

Freshman guard Kendelle Culpepper scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Freshman guard Kalin Williams finished with 13 points on the morning.

The loss drops the Lady Petrels to 2-9 on the season. They will play the second and final game of their schedule at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern against host-team Huntingdon. It will be the Lady Petrels' second contest against Huntingdon this season.