Athletics

Go Petrels Recap: Women’s Basketball extends best start in 11 years, ranks in both major polls

Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball ranked in both major polls

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team broke into the D3hoops.com women’s top 25 on Tuesday, entering the poll at No. 23 and marking the Stormy Petrels’ first appearance in the ranking since the end of the 2008-09 season. They dropped a single spot in the latest NCAA Division III top 25 coaches’ poll, falling from a tie for 11th to 12th by themselves.

Women’s basketball holds off Centre 60-54, extends program’s best start in 11 years

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team found themselves in a battle with the homestanding Centre Colonels Sunday afternoon in Danville, Kentucky, but they prevailed 60-54 in the end. With the win, the Stormy Petrels improved to 15-1 on the season overall and a perfect 5-0 in SAA play.

Women’s basketball rolls past Sewanee to stay undefeated in SAA play

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team won their 12th game in a row and improved to 14-1 on the season Friday night in Tennessee, besting the homestanding Sewanee Tigers 73-58 at Juhan Gymnasium. The victory extended Oglethorpe’s best start to a season since 2008-09 and kept the team undefeated in SAA play at 4-0.

Men’s Basketball

Men’s basketball holds on late for 77-75 victory at Sewanee

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team remained in what is now a four-way tie for first place in the SAA Friday night in Tennessee, holding off the homestanding Sewanee Tigers 77-75 to improve to 9-6 on the year overall and 3-1 in SAA play.

Centre runs past men’s basketball in second half

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team hung with the homestanding Centre Colonels for much of the contest Sunday afternoon in Danville, Kentucky, but the home side pulled away late for an 81-63 victory. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 9-7 on the season overall and 3-2 in SAA play, pushing them into a three-way tie for third place in the league.

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, 1/17, 3 p.m.

JV Men’s Baseball:
vs. LaGrange JV, 1/28, 5 p.m.
vs. LaGrange JV, 1/28, 7 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse:
vs. Averett, 2/1, 1 p.m.

Away Contests

Women’s Basketball:
vs. Millsaps, 1/24, 7 p.m.
vs. Birmingham-Southern, 1/26, 2 p.m.
vs. Hendrix, 1/31, 7 p.m.
vs. Rhodes, 2/2, 2 p.m.

Men’s Basketball:
vs. Millsaps, 1/24, 9 p.m.
vs. Birmingham-Southern, 1/26, 4 p.m.
vs. Hendrix 1/31, 9 p.m.
vs. Rhodes, 2/2, 4 p.m.

Track & Field:
Emory Crossplex Showdown, Birmingham, Ala., 1/19
Tiger Indoor Invitational, Sewanee (Tenn.), 2/1

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

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