The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team bumped up a spot to No. 19 in the latest Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll Tuesday. They re-entered the poll at No. 20 on Nov. 26.
The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team went into the Thanksgiving break on a high note Tuesday evening at Dorough Field House, running past the visiting Covenant Scots 80-58 to improve to 6-1 on the season. The Stormy Petrels outscored Covenant 46-25 in the first half and 24-12 in the third quarter to pull out to a huge lead and cruise to victory.
The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team never trailed Tuesday evening in a 76-72 victory over crosstown rival Emory, but the game proved far from easy for the Stormy Petrels. They held a 17-point fourth-quarter lead only to watch the visiting Eagles storm back to tie the game with 18 seconds remaining.
The Oglethorpe men’s golf team ended the fall season with an 11th-place finish in Miramar Beach, Florida, at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational, solidifying a good fall season. “We had three top 10 finishes in five starts,” commented Oglethorpe Director of Golf Jim Owen, “but we couldn’t break into the top 10 in the fall’s two major tournaments.”
The Oglethorpe women’s golf squad had an all-time best 314.30 fall scoring average after their four tournaments this year. “I couldn’t be more proud of the effort and results through the fall season,” commented coach Eric Quinn. “We spent most of the year inside the top 20 nationally before settling at No.
The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team secured a big road win Saturday afternoon in Maryville, Tennessee, as junior guard Lane Foster banked in a running 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give the Stormy Petrels an 83-81 overtime victory over the homestanding Maryville Scots. The victory improved the team to 3-2 on the season.
The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team fell behind the homestanding Piedmont Lions late in the first half Tuesday night in Demorest and never recovered, as they fell 74-58 to their in-state opponent. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels below .500 for the first time in 2019, moving them to 3-4.
The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team led for most of the game Sunday afternoon against Johnson University-Tennessee at the Maryville Thanksgiving Classic, but the Royals came back to take the lead with just over 3 minutes left and held on for an 89-87 win at Maryville’s Boydson Baird Gymnasium.
vs Berry, Sat., 5:00 p.m., Dorough Field House
vs Berry, Sat., 7:00 p.m., Dorough Field House
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