2016-17 Women's Basketball Headlines

  • Sixty-Six Stormy Petrels Named to 2016-17 SAA Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll
    June 30, 2017
    The Oglethorpe athletic department saw 66 student-athletes named to the SAA Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll for the 2016-17 winter and spring seasons Friday. The 66 Oglethorpe student-athletes joined a total of 1,033 from around the SAA to earn a spot on the Academic Honor Roll.
  • Oglethorpe Athletics Closes 2016-17 Season with Petey Awards Ceremony
    May 01, 2017
    The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Fifth Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the Turner Lynch Campus Center on Oglethorpe's campus. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the 2016-17 athletic year as a whole.
  • Oglethorpe Athletics to Celebrate Start of Division III Week with Cookout on Sunday, April 2
    March 23, 2017
    The Oglethorpe athletic department will celebrate the start of NCAA Division III Week on Sunday, April 2, with a cookout that will be ongoing during the baseball game against Centre and the men's lacrosse game against Hendrix that afternoon. The cookout will take place from noon to 3 p.m., and will be held at Petey's Party Pavilion, the landing overlooking right field at Anderson Field.
  • Connor Sigrist, Karlymarie Dyer Named to SAA All-Sportsmanship Teams
    March 07, 2017
    The SAA released their Winter All-Sportsmanship Teams today, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their season. Senior Cole Romaguera of the men's basketball team and freshman Madi Foltz of the women's basketball team earned the honors, joining 26 other student-athletes from among the league's eight member institutions.
  • Women's Basketball Suffers Tough Fourth Quarter, Falls to Birmingham-Southern in SAA Semifinals
    February 25, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team saw their season come to an end in tough fashion Saturday evening in Birmingham, Alabama, as the Birmingham-Southern Panthers outscored the Stormy Petrels 27-12 in the fourth quarter en route to a 72-56 victory in the SAA Tournament semifinals. The loss brings Oglethorpe's season to a close with a 15-12 record.
  • Follow Basketball Teams at SAA Tournaments This Weekend
    February 24, 2017
    The Oglethorpe basketball teams will be taking part in the SAA Tournament this weekend, with the women's tournament being held in Birmingham, Alabama, and the men's in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Three Women's Basketball Players Earn All-SAA Honors, Ransom Named SAA Defensive Player of the Year
    February 24, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team saw three players earn All-SAA honors Friday afternoon, while sophomore forward Lauren Ransom earned SAA Defensive Player of the Year honors, becoming the first Stormy Petrel to win a conference defensive player of the year award since Hannah Brooks won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honor in 2008-09. Ransom also earned a spot on the All-SAA First Team, while sophomore guard Jada Triplett garnered selection to the All-SAA Second Team and fellow sophomore guard Bailey Charles grabbed All-SAA Honorable Mention.
  • Women's Basketball Advances to SAA Semifinals with 88-62 Victory over Sewanee
    February 24, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team turned in one of its best performances of the season Friday afternoon against Sewanee, defeating them 88-62, and did so at the right time, as it allowed the Stormy Petrels to advance in the SAA Tournament. The victory improved the Petrels to 15-11 on the season and allowed them to advance to Saturday's semifinals against top-seeded host Birmingham-Southern.
  • Women's Basketball Drops 70-63 Decision to Berry to End Regular Season
    February 18, 2017
    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.
  • Oglethorpe Basketball Teams to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sport at the University
    February 16, 2017
    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.
  • Oglethorpe Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day
    February 15, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Routs Millsaps, 84-60; Maintains Third Place in League
    February 12, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Drops Tight 55-49 Decision to Birmingham-Southern
    February 10, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Comes Out on Wrong Side of Back-and-Forth Battle with Sewanee
    February 05, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Uses Big Second Quarter to Pull Away from Centre, Hangs On for 57-45 Victory
    February 03, 2017
    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.
  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day to Be Held Feb. 12 at Oglethorpe Track and Field
    January 30, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Can't Overcome Poor Shooting in First Half, Falls 79-58 at Hendrix
    January 29, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Head Coach Alex Richey to Appear on Sunday Episode of Hoopsville
    January 28, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Stumbles at Rhodes, 69-55
    January 27, 2017
    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.
  • Lauren Ransom Takes SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week Honors
    January 23, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Out-slugs Hendrix in Tough Defensive Battle, 53-45
    January 22, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Outlasts Rhodes, 64-54
    January 20, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Pulls Away in Fourth Quarter for 61-49 Road Win over Millsaps
    January 15, 2017
    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.
  • Birmingham-Southern Pulls Away in Final Four Minutes to Defeat Women's Basketball, 64-55
    January 13, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Rides 19-Point Second Half from Ransom to 74-69 Win over Sewanee
    January 08, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Gets 2017 Off to Excellent Start with 64-39 Win over Centre
    January 06, 2017
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Falls Victim to Huntingdon Second-Half Comeback to End Holiday Inn Express and Suites Classic
    December 18, 2016
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Runs Away from Methodist in First Half, Cruises Home with 76-55 Victory
    December 17, 2016
    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.
  • Jada Triplett Takes SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week Honors
    December 12, 2016
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Pulls Away with Outstanding Second Half, Defeats N.C. Wesleyan 70-60
    December 11, 2016
    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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