2016-17 Women's Basketball Headlines

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    February 18, 2017
    Women's Basketball Drops 70-63 Decision to Berry to End Regular Season The Oglethorpe women's basketball team had a rough shooting night Saturday at Dorough Field House in their final game before heading for the SAA Tournament, and it came back to haunt them in a 70-63 defeat at the hands of the visiting Berry Vikings. The loss means that the Stormy Petrels finish the regular season with a 14-11 overall record and an 8-6 mark in conference play, putting them in fourth place by themselves headed into the postseason.
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    February 16, 2017
    Oglethorpe Basketball Teams to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sport at the University The Oglethorpe basketball programs are set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of basketball at the school on Saturday, as part of an SAA doubleheader against Berry beginning at 6 p.m. The weekend will feature a number of events celebrating Oglethorpe basketball.
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    February 15, 2017
    Oglethorpe Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday at the Schmidt Recreation Center on Oglethorpe's campus. Inclement weather moved the event inside from its originally scheduled location at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, but it didn't dampen the mood of any of the participants.
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    February 12, 2017
    Women's Basketball Routs Millsaps, 84-60; Maintains Third Place in League The Oglethorpe women's basketball team delivered an outstanding performance from start to finish Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, defeating a Millsaps team that sits tied for first place in the league, 84-60. The Stormy Petrels vaulted to 14-10 overall and 8-5 in SAA play with the victory, maintaining their third-place tie after Hendrix defeated Centre in Conway, Arkansas, on Sunday.
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    February 10, 2017
    Women's Basketball Drops Tight 55-49 Decision to Birmingham-Southern The Oglethorpe women's basketball team fought hard for four quarters Friday evening against the visiting Birmingham-Southern Panthers, but came up on the losing end of a 55-49 decision in Dorough Field House. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 13-10 overall and 7-5 in SAA play, putting them in a tie for third place with Hendrix, two games back of a first-place tie between Birmingham-Southern and Millsaps.
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    February 05, 2017
    Women's Basketball Comes Out on Wrong Side of Back-and-Forth Battle with Sewanee The Oglethorpe women's basketball team engaged in a wild, back-and-forth affair with the homestanding Sewanee Tigers Sunday afternoon in Sewanee, Tennessee. In a game that featured several huge momentum swings and lead changes, though, it was Sewanee who eventually came out on top, defeating the Stormy Petrels 53-50. The loss dropped Oglethorpe to 13-9 on the season overall and 7-4 in SAA play. Depending on results from elsewhere in the league, they'll either be tied for second place or in third place by themselves at the end of the weekend.
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    February 03, 2017
    Women's Basketball Uses Big Second Quarter to Pull Away from Centre, Hangs On for 57-45 Victory The Oglethorpe women's basketball team outscored the Centre Colonels 21-7 in the second quarter Friday night in Danville, Kentucky, giving themselves a 31-18 advantage at the halftime break. It was a lead they would maintain throughout the final 20 minutes of the game, allowing them to earn a 57-45 victory and maintain a tie for second place in the SAA going into the final four games of the regular season. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 13-8 overall and 7-3 in conference play.
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    January 30, 2017
    National Girls and Women in Sports Day to Be Held Feb. 12 at Oglethorpe Track and Field The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Oglethorpe Track and Field starting at 11:30 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the Schmidt Recreation Center.
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    January 29, 2017
    Women's Basketball Can't Overcome Poor Shooting in First Half, Falls 79-58 at Hendrix The Oglethorpe women's basketball team had a tough shooting day against Hendrix Sunday in Conway, Arkansas, especially in the first half, and couldn't overcome it in a 79-58 defeat at the hands of the homestanding Warriors. The Stormy Petrels fell to 12-8 overall with the loss, 6-3 in SAA play.
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    January 28, 2017
    Women's Basketball Head Coach Alex Richey to Appear on Sunday Episode of Hoopsville Oglethorpe women's basketball head coach Alex Richey will be a guest on Sunday's edition of Hoopsville with host Dave McHugh. The 2-hour show airs at 7 p.m. at d3hoopsville.com, and features news and interviews from around the Division III basketball landscape.
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    January 27, 2017
    Women's Basketball Stumbles at Rhodes, 69-55 The Oglethorpe women's basketball team suffered a setback in Memphis, Tennessee, Friday night, falling to Rhodes 69-55 for the Lynx's first SAA victory of the season. The defeat dropped the Stormy Petrels to 12-7 on the season overall and 6-2 in SAA play.
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    January 23, 2017
    Lauren Ransom Takes SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week Honors Sophomore forward Lauren Ransom earned her first career SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week award Monday for her outstanding play in a pair of wins against Rhodes and Hendrix over the weekend. She becomes the second Stormy Petrel to win the award this season after sophomore guard Jada Triplett took the honors on Dec. 12.
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    January 22, 2017
    Women's Basketball Out-slugs Hendrix in Tough Defensive Battle, 53-45 The Oglethorpe women's basketball team continued their outstanding play of late Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, leading the visiting Hendrix Warriors wire to wire en route to a 53-45 victory in a defensive battle. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 12-6 overall and 6-1 in SAA play, ensuring sole possession of second place for the Petrels through the first half of the conference season.
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    January 20, 2017
    Women's Basketball Outlasts Rhodes, 64-54 The Oglethorpe women's basketball team faced a tough test Friday evening against a Rhodes Lynx team that proved to be better than their record. In the end, though, the Stormy Petrels pulled away for a 64-54 victory over the visitors and improved to 11-6 on the year overall and 5-1 in SAA play, good enough for sole possession of second place in the league.
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    January 15, 2017
    Women's Basketball Pulls Away in Fourth Quarter for 61-49 Road Win over Millsaps The Oglethorpe women's basketball team got an outstanding defensive effort Sunday afternoon in Jackson, Mississippi, allowing the homestanding Millsaps Majors to shoot just 29 percent from the field while forcing 23 turnovers. That performance lead to a 61-49 road victory, improving the Stormy Petrels to 10-6 overall and 4-1 in SAA play.
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    January 13, 2017
    Birmingham-Southern Pulls Away in Final Four Minutes to Defeat Women's Basketball, 64-55 The Oglethorpe women's basketball team suffered the first loss of their SAA campaign Friday night in a battle for sole possession of first place in the league in Birmingham, Alabama. The homestanding Birmingham-Southern Panthers outscored the Stormy Petrels 10-2 over the final four minutes en route to a 64-55 victory, dropping Oglethorpe into second place at 3-1 in league play and 9-6 overall.
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    January 08, 2017
    Women's Basketball Rides 19-Point Second Half from Ransom to 74-69 Win over Sewanee The Oglethorpe women's basketball team got 19 second-half points on 7-of-12 shooting from sophomore forward Lauren Ransom and shot 54 percent from the field during the final 20 minutes en route to a 74-69 victory over the visiting Sewanee Tigers Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to a perfect 3-0 in SAA play and 9-5 overall headed into their first road trip of the new year.
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    January 06, 2017
    Women's Basketball Gets 2017 Off to Excellent Start with 64-39 Win over Centre The Oglethorpe women's basketball team got the main part of their SAA season off to an excellent start Friday afternoon at Dorough Field House, as they pulled away from the visiting Centre Colonels over the course of the second half en route to a 64-39 victory. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 8-5 on the season overall and 2-0 in SAA play.
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    December 18, 2016
    Women's Basketball Falls Victim to Huntingdon Second-Half Comeback to End Holiday Inn Express and Suites Classic The Oglethorpe women's basketball team led by as many as seven points in the second half late Sunday afternoon against Huntingdon in the final game of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Classic at Dorough Field House, but the visiting Hawks came back to within two late in the third and then outscored the Stormy Petrels 21-15 in the final period, securing a 64-60 victory. The loss dropped Oglethorpe to 7-5 on the season headed into the holiday break.
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    December 17, 2016
    Women's Basketball Runs Away from Methodist in First Half, Cruises Home with 76-55 Victory The Oglethorpe women's basketball team got their own Holiday Inn Express and Suites Classic off to an excellent start Saturday evening at Dorough Field House, as they dominated the visiting Methodist Monarchs from start to finish en route to a 76-55 victory. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 7-4 on the season.
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    December 12, 2016
    Jada Triplett Takes SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week Honors Sophomore guard Jada Triplett of the Oglethorpe women's basketball team earned SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week accolades from the conference office Monday. Her efforts helped the Stormy Petrels to a 2-1 week with victories over USA South opponents Covenant and North Carolina Wesleyan.
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    December 11, 2016
    Women's Basketball Pulls Away with Outstanding Second Half, Defeats N.C. Wesleyan 70-60 The Oglethorpe women's basketball team used an impressive second half performance against North Carolina Wesleyan Sunday afternoon to pull away for a 70-60 win in Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels outscored the Battling Bishops 38-26 in the final 20 minutes of the game and turned around a 34-32 halftime deficit. The victory improved the Petrels to 6-4 on the young season.
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    December 10, 2016
    Missed Free Throws Come Back to Haunt Women's Basketball in 57-54 Loss to Maryville The Oglethorpe women's basketball team missed 20 total free throws and shot 46 percent from the free throw line Saturday afternoon, spelling their doom in a 57-54 loss to Maryville (Tennessee) at Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels competed well overall in a game against a Maryville team that advanced to the sectional semifinals (third round) of last year's NCAA Tournament and came into the game with a 4-2 record. However, the visiting Scots converted on 74 percent of their free throw attempts and secured the victory because of it. The result broke the Petrels' three-game winning streak and dropped them to 5-4 on the season.
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    December 07, 2016
    Women's Basketball to Host Professor Appreciation Day during N.C. Wesleyan Game Sunday The Oglethorpe women's basketball team will host a professor appreciation day during Sunday's non-conference tilt against North Carolina Wesleyan, starting at 4 p.m. in Dorough Field House. The event will culminate with a halftime ceremony honoring the Oglethorpe faculty for all the invaluable work they put in over the course of the year.
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    December 06, 2016
    Women's Basketball Hangs On Late for 55-49 Win over Previously Unbeaten Covenant The Oglethorpe women's basketball team outscored the homestanding Covenant Scots 14-8 in the third quarter Tuesday evening, then used several key stops on the defensive end to hold on for a 55-49 victory on Lookout Mountain against a previously unbeaten Covenant team. The win served as the third in a row for the Stormy Petrels, and improved them to 5-3 on the season.
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    December 03, 2016
    Women's Basketball Pulls Away Late for 62-50 Win over Berry in SAA Opener The Oglethorpe women's basketball team used suffocating defense in the first half and a poised performance in the second half to pull away with a 62-50 victory in their SAA opener over Berry Saturday night in Mount Berry. The Stormy Petrels held the homestanding Vikings to 11 percent from the field in the first half and held them without a basket for the opening 16 minutes of the game. They then hit free throws down the stretch to secure the victory, improving them to 4-3 on the year overall and 1-0 in SAA play.
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    November 27, 2016
    Women's Basketball Uses Outstanding Offensive Rebounding Performance to Outlast LaGrange, 56-51 The Oglethorpe women's basketball team used an excellent performance on the offensive glass to beat the LaGrange Panthers 56-51 Sunday afternoon at the USA South/SAA Classic in Demorest, Georgia. The Stormy Petrels got 17 offensive rebounds and took 17 more shots than LaGrange en route to the 5-point win, which improved them to 3-3 on the season.
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    November 26, 2016
    Women's Basketball Drops USA South/SAA Classic Opener to Piedmont The Oglethorpe women's basketball team suffered a tough first day at the USA South/SAA Classic in Demorest, Georgia, Saturday, as they fell to the homestanding Piedmont Lions 73-62 and fell to 2-3 on the young season. The Stormy Petrels were outshot 44-to-35 percent over the course of the game and committed 23 turnovers while dishing out just 9 assists. Despite turning the ball over 18 times themselves, Piedmont finished with 21 assists.
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    November 22, 2016
    Oglethorpe SAAC Finishes Successful First Annual Toy Drive for Patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committtee (SAAC) wound up their First Annual Toy Drive last week and delivered the toys received to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital on Friday.
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    November 22, 2016
    Women's Basketball Routs Wesleyan, 92-29, in Home Opener The Oglethorpe women's basketball team got its home season off to an excellent start Tuesday evening at Dorough Field House, jumping all over Wesleyan (Georgia) for a 92-29 victory that improved them to 2-2 on the young season. The Stormy Petrels outshot the visiting Wolves 45-to-19 percent, including 38-to-13 percent from long distance, and outrebounded them 64-32, including 26-11 on the offensive glass. They also collected 27 assists to Wesleyan's five and outscored them 32-6 in the paint and 68-21 off the bench.
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    November 19, 2016
    Women's Basketball Pulls Away from St. Mary's in Second Half, Notches First Victory of Season The Oglethorpe women's basketball team outscored St. Mary's (Indiana) 43-25 over the course of the second half Saturday afternoon on the second day of the Manchester University Main View Tipoff Classic in North Manchester, Indiana, allowing themselves to pull away from the Belles en route to a 96-73 victory. The win served as the Stormy Petrels' first of the young season and improved them to 1-2 on the campaign so far.
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    November 18, 2016
    Women's Basketball Falls in First Game of Manchester Tipoff Classic The Oglethorpe women's basketball team fell behind in the first half Friday evening against Benedictine (Illinois) Friday evening, entering the halftime break behind 36-21. The Stormy Petrels came back with a 26-19 performance in the third quarter to pull to within eight, but the Eagles secured the victory in the fourth quarter for a 75-65 victory over the Petrels on Day 1 of the Manchester University Main View Tipoff Classic in North Manchester, Indiana. The defeat dropped Oglethorpe to 0-2 on the young season.
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    November 15, 2016
    Women's Basketball Drops Season Opener to Crosstown Rival Emory The Oglethorpe women's basketball team spent most of their season opener Tuesday evening in Atlanta's Druid Hills neighborhood fighting back from behind against the homestanding Emory Eagles. Though they twice tied the game after Emory pushed their lead out to eight points, the Stormy Petrels were unable to get over the hump on the road, and the Eagles prevailed, 71-66, in the opening game of the campaign for the two teams.
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    November 14, 2016
    2016-17 Women's Basketball Season Preview The Oglethorpe women's basketball team returns to regular season action this week, looking to make a move up the SAA standings and take a shot at their first league championship since their 2008-09 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title. The Stormy Petrels return a core group of performers from last season's 13-14 team that finished fifth in the SAA.
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    October 05, 2016
    Oglethorpe Athletics Online Team Store Now Open at stormypetrelsteamshop.com We're proud to announce the grand opening of the official Oglethorpe Stormy Petrel online team store! Fans will now be able to purchase all their official Oglethorpe athletics apparel, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Oglethorpe athletic department!
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    September 30, 2016
    Oglethorpe SAAC to Raise Money to Fight Pediatric Cancer on Family Weekend The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be presenting a variety of activities surrounding Family Weekend here on campus. The events will culminate with a fundraiser at the SAA soccer doubleheader against Sewanee Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the Oglethorpe Track and Field.
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    August 23, 2016
    Petey the Petrel Helps Gwinnett Braves Mascot Chopper Celebrate Birthday at Coolray Field Petey the Petrel, the beloved mascot of the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels, made an appearance at Gwinnett County's Coolray Field on Saturday night. Petey and a wide variety of other mascots from the Atlanta area were there to help celebrate Chopper's birthday during that evening's Gwinnett Braves game against the Rochester Red Wings. Chopper is the groundhog mascot of the Gwinnett Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.
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    August 12, 2016
    Women's Basketball Welcomes Eight Newcomers into Fold The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team welcomes eight newcomers for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The group includes six freshmen and two sophomore transfers, one from NCAA Division I Eastern Kentucky and the other from Division II Lindenwood.