2017-18 Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Men's Basketball Falls at Piedmont, 82-61
    December 03, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team fell behind early against the Piedmont Lions and were never able to catch up Sunday afternoon in Demorest, dropping to 4-3 on the season overall with an 82-61 loss. The Stormy Petrels shot just 36 percent from the field while Piedmont converted on 60 percent of their shots from the field, leading to the 21-point victory for the Lions.
  • Men's Basketball Reverses 11-Point Deficit to Defeat Berry in SAA Opener
    November 29, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team flipped the script in the second half against the visiting Berry Vikings Wednesday night at Dorough Field House, turning an 11-point deficit early in the second half into a nine-point win in the SAA opener for both teams. The Stormy Petrels outscored Berry 39-26 in the second half and played outstanding defense late, enabling them to move to 4-2 on the season overall and 1-0 in SAA play.
  • Men's Basketball Hangs On for 66-63 Victory over LaGrange, Splits Lee Richter Classic
    November 26, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team used outstanding defense in the first half and outstanding shooting in the second half to outlast the homestanding LaGrange Panthers on Sunday at the Lee Richter Classic. The Stormy Petrels defeated LaGrange 66-63 to earn a split from their two games over the weekend. The result improved the Petrels to 3-2 over the course of the season.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to Maryville on Day 1 of Lee Richter Classic in LaGrange
    November 25, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team had a tough day Saturday at the Lee Richter Classic in LaGrange, falling to Maryville (Tennessee) 81-52 to fall to 2-2 on the season. The Stormy Petrels were held to just 32 percent shooting from the field in the defeat, while the Scots shot 54 percent, making 14 more shots than the Petrels. In addition, Maryville converted on 52 percent of their three-point attempts, while the Petrels did so on just 25 percent of theirs.
  • Men's Basketball Pulls Away Late for 82-75 Victory over Washington and Lee at Lon Varnell Classic
    November 19, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team earned a split at the Lon Varnell Classic in Sewanee, Tennessee, this weekend, pulling away in the final two minutes to defeat the Washington and Lee Generals 82-75 on Sunday at Juhan Gymnasium. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 2-1 on the season headed into Thanksgiving.
  • Men's Basketball Falls 80-66 to High-Powered Methodist at Lon Varnell Classic
    November 18, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team went up against an outstanding Methodist team on Saturday night at the Lon Varnell Classic in Sewanee, Tennessee, and while the Stormy Petrels hung tough for much of the contest, the Monarchs pulled away in the end for an 80-66 victory. The loss dropped the Petrels to 1-1 on the young season, headed into another Lon Varnell Classic game against Washington and Lee on Sunday.
  • Men's Basketball Opens Season with Wild Overtime Victory over Covenant; Smith, Ponder Reach Individual Milestones
    November 15, 2017
    Wednesday night proved to be a momentous evening for the Oglethorpe men's basketball team in their season opener at Dorough Field House. They defeated the visiting Covenant Scots 79-78 in overtime in a frantic, back-and-forth contest to start the season off on the right foot, getting a buzzer-beater from freshman guard Lane Foster to send the game to overtime and a game-winning free throw from junior guard Devin Huffman with 22 seconds remaining in the extra period. In the process, senior guard Connor Smith passed 1,000 points for his career and Oglethorpe head coach Philip Ponder earned his 200th career victory.
  • 2017-18 Men's Basketball Season Preview
    November 14, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team returns on Wednesday, as they get their regular season underway with an in-state showdown against Covenant at 7 p.m. from Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels will feature a largely new squad with only around 30 percent of their minutes and points returning from the previous season, but it's a team that Head Coach Philip Ponder is excited about.