Men Top Maryville in Thanksgiving Classic

Men Top Maryville in Thanksgiving Classic

The Oglethorpe University men's basketball team defeated Maryville College in this weekend's Thanksgiving Classic hosted by LaGrange College on Sunday afternoon, 79-68. The Petrels regained their shooting touch from both the field (48%) and the free throw line (89%) to score the big non-conference win.

The Petrels had to rally to claim the victory over the Scots as they trailed 39-35 at the half. Oglethorpe used good work on defense, holding Maryville to only 39% shooting, and scratched out a 40-35 advantage rebounding to claim the win.
 
Junior Joe Kennedy led the way for Oglethorpe with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Classmate Todd Ward poured in 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds of his own while Alex Richey heated up for 19 points and 6 rebounds.
 
Oglethorpe is now 2-2 on the season and will come home to continue non-conference play this Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. when they square off with Piedmont College.

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