Athletics

Go Petrels Athletics Update: November 8-14

The men’s and women’s basketball teams charged right into the 2018-2019 season with wins at home and on the road. But before we get to the games, a quick look at each team.

Women’s basketball returns all seven players who started 10 or more games for the Stormy Petrels during their run to the Southern Athletic Association championship in 2017-18. The team will be led by D3hoops.com Rookie of the Year and Women’s DIII News All-American Savannah LeGate.

2018-19 Oglethorpe Women’s Basketball Season Preview

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team returns to the court this week and brings back all seven players who started 10 or more games for them during their run to the SAA championship in 2017-18. The Stormy Petrels will be one of the most experienced teams in the league as they look to make it two conference titles in a row in 2018-19.

The men’s basketball team will look to improve upon its third place finish in the SAA. Seniors Will Perry and Tom Inungu were both named to All-Conference teams last season.

2018-19 Men’s Basketball Season Preview

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team returns to the court Tuesday night to take on Toccoa Falls in their season opener. The Stormy Petrels will look to improve on their 15-12 record in 2017-18, a season in which they finished third in the SAA with an 8-6 league mark and continued their streak of finishing in the top half of the conference standings every year since its founding in 2012-13.

First action of the year for the women resulted in a big overtime win at crosstown rival Emory. They followed-up that with another W in their home opener against another intown foe, Agnes Scott.

Women’s basketball opens season with thrilling overtime win at Emory

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team opened its season in outstanding fashion Monday evening, earning a 71-64 overtime victory against crosstown rival Emory at the Eagles’ Woodruff PE Center. It served as the Stormy Petrels’ first road win over the Eagles since 2006.

Following the women’s win Tuesday at Dorough Field House, the men picked up the win in their home and regular season opener against Toccoa Falls.

Men’s basketball trounces Toccoa Falls in season opener

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team got the 2018-19 season off on a positive note Tuesday night in Dorough Field House. They ran away from the visiting Toccoa Falls Eagles 79-53 in a game that was never close and earned a season-opening victory.

Sophomore Jacob Hadden of the men’s cross country team earned an individual spot at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Winneconne, Wisconsin. He is the first Stormy Petrel to qualify for the national cross country meet since Doug Pack did so in 1994.

Jacob Hadden Qualifies for NCAA Division III Championship Meet as Individual

Sophomore Jacob Hadden of the Oglethorpe men’s cross country team earned an individual spot at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Winneconne, Wisconsin, as announced Sunday by the NCAA committee. It marked the first time that a Stormy Petrel has qualifies for the national cross country meet since Doug Pack did so in 1994.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Away Contests

Men’s basketball:
vs. Sage, Fri., 6 p.m., Purchase, NY, AJ Buchanan Classic 
vs. TBD, Sat., Purchase, NY, AJ Buchanan Classic 

Women’s basketball:
vs. Rose-Hulman, Sat., 7 p.m., Birmingham, Ala., Richard Dardenne Memorial Classic
vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor, Sun., 3 p.m., Birmingham, Ala., Richard Dardenne Memorial Classic
at Covenant, Tue., 5:30 p.m., Lookout Mountain, Ga.

Men’s cross country, Jacob Hadden
NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, Sat., Winneconne, Wi.

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