Go Petrels Athletics Update: January 23-29

Men’s basketball sophomore Will Koch earned Southern Athletic Association Player of the Week honors after averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds over two games. Koch is in the top 10 in league scoring and rebounding this season.

Will Koch takes SAA Player of the Week honors

Sophomore forward Will Koch of the Oglethorpe men’s basketball team was named the SAA Player of the Week Monday by the league office, marking the first time in his career that the Stormy Petrel forward earned the honor.

The team would win both its games over the weekend homestand. It blew out Rhodes on Friday before avenging a loss to Hendrix Sunday. The win moved the Petrels into third place in the conference and over .500.

Men’s basketball defeats Hendrix 70-62

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team used turnovers to beat the visiting Hendrix Warriors Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House. They forced 18 Hendrix giveaways and outscored them 23-4 off turnovers en route to a 70-62 victory, avenging their loss to the same team in Arkansas a week prior.

Also rallying for a win over a team it lost to last weekend, the women’s basketball team topped Rhodes after getting out to a 16 point lead early. It would also clean-up again Hendrix on Sunday.

Women’s basketball leads throughout in 72-37 blowout of Hendrix

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team delivered a complete performance Sunday at Dorough Field House, leading wire to wire in a 72-37 win over the visiting Hendrix Warriors. With the win, the Stormy Petrels improved to 16-4 overall and 7-2 in SAA play, maintaining sole possession of second place.

Both basketball teams will attempt to keep the home win streaks alive this weekend as they play host to Birmingham-Southern and Millsaps. Sunday also marks the 33rd National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

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Home Contests

Women’s basketball:
vs. Birmingham-Southern, Friday, 6 p.m., Dorough Field House
vs. Millsaps, Sunday, 1 p.m., Dorough Field House

Men’s basketball:
vs. Birmingham-Southern, Friday, 8 p.m., Dorough Field House
vs. Millsaps, Sunday, 3 p.m., Dorough Field House

Away Contests

Track and Field:
Tiger Indoor Invitational, Saturday, Sewanee, Tenn.

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