Athletics

Go Petrels Recap: Women’s basketball jumps to 11th-place tie in coaches’ poll

Men’s Basketball

Men’s basketball wins second game of weekend, downs Rhodes 77-68

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team got their fifth win in their last six games Sunday at Dorough Field House, controlling the game throughout in a 77-68 victory over the Rhodes Lynx. The win improved Oglethorpe to 8-6 on the season overall and 2-1 in SAA play.

Men’s basketball secures first SAA win of season in 85-81 double-overtime thriller

It took over two-and-a-half hours for the Oglethorpe men’s basketball team to come away victorious Friday night at Dorough Field House, but the homestanding Stormy Petrels did just that with an 85-81 double-overtime win over the Hendrix Warriors. The victory improved the Petrels to 7-6 overall and 1-1 in SAA play.

Men’s basketball closes Holiday Inn Express Classic with 67-64 loss to Brevard

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team closed out their 2019 with a tight, hard-fought game against the visiting Brevard Tornados as part of the Holiday Inn Express Classic, but they fell 67-64 in the final minute. The defeat dropped the Stormy Petrels to 6-6 on the season.

Men’s basketball outlasts St. Joseph’s 68-63 in first game of Holiday Inn Express Classic

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team had to hang on Sunday afternoon on the first day of the Holiday Inn Express Classic, as the visiting Bears of St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn came back from a 17-point deficit to take the lead midway through the first half.

Men’s basketball defeats Merchant Marine 63-54, claims West Palm Beach Tournament title

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball won the West Palm Beach Tournament championship Saturday at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, knocking off the Merchant Marine Mariners 63-54 to claim the title. The Stormy Petrels ran out to a 39-20 lead at halftime and held off the Mariners in the second half to clinch the 9-point win.

Men’s basketball pulls away from Goucher to halt three-game losing streak

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team played a complete game Friday evening against Goucher at the West Palm Beach Tournament in Florida, blowing out the Gophers 91-63 and advancing to the tournament’s championship game against Merchant Marine at 3 p.m. Saturday in Oxbridge Gymnasium.

Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball jumps to 11th-place tie in coaches’ poll

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team jumped five spots to a tie for No. 11 in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll, released Tuesday by the organization. It marked the high-water mark in the poll for the Stormy Petrels, who previously topped out at No.

Women’s basketball pulls away from Rhodes in second half for 80-70 win

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team secured their 11th straight win and extended the program’s best start since 2008-09 to 13-1 Sunday with an 80-70 win over the Rhodes Lynx in Dorough Field House.

Women’s basketball knocks off Hendrix to start conference play in earnest

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team made quick work of the Hendrix Warriors Friday evening, running away from them 80-52 at Dorough Field House to start 2020 on a positive note and improve to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in SAA play. The victory extended the Stormy Petrels’ best start since 2008-09, when they began 16-1.

Women’s basketball downs Bridgewater in final game of 2019

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team closed out 2019 in style Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, defeating Bridgewater (Virginia) 73-53 to improve to 11-1 on the season, extending the program’s best start since 2008-09. The Stormy Petrels jumped out to a 23-10 lead after the first quarter and eventually pushed their advantage to as many as 24 points in the rout of the visiting Eagles.

LeGate nabs SAA Player of the Week honors

The SAA office named Oglethorpe junior center Savannah LeGate the SAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Monday. LeGate led the Stormy Petrels to a pair of victories over LeTourneau and Belhaven Dec. 16 and 17 in the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Classic at Dorough Field House.

Upcoming Schedule

Home Contests:

Women’s Basketball
vs. Millsaps, 1/17, 6 p.m.
vs. Birmingham-Southern, 1/19, 1 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
vs. Millsaps, 1/17, 8 p.m.
vs. Birmingham-Southern, 1/19, 3 p.m.

Away Contests:

Women’s Basketball
vs. Sewanee, 1/10, 7 p.m.
vs. Centre, 1/12, 1 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
vs. Sewanee, 1/10, 9 p.m.
vs. Centre, 1/12, 3 p.m.

Track & Field
vs. Emory Crossplex Showdown (Birmingham), 1/19

For more information on Oglethorpe athletics, visit gopetrels.com.

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