Men’s Basketball Unable to Rally Past Oglethorpe in SAA Contest

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's basketball team suffered a 77-75 defeat to the visiting Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe University in a Southern Athletic Association (SAA) contest Friday night from Juhan Gymnasium.

Final Score: Oglethorpe (9-6, 3-1) 77, Sewanee (8-7, 2-2) 75
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-The Tigers knocked down seven of the first eight shots as the team got out to an 18-11 advantage.

-Oglethorpe, trailing 30-26 after an Adrian Thomas put-back, finished the half on a 14-4 in the final 3:35 of the first half to earn its first lead, 40-34, at the halftime break.

-Sewanee cut the deficit to two points, 43-41, with 17:40 left in the contest, but OU went on a 10-1 run to trail 53-44 with 14:27 left in the contest.

-The Tigers were able to get the score back down to one point, 66-65, with 5:31 left in the second half. However, the Petrels put the contest away with a 6-0 run in nearly two minutes to seal the contest.

-Joey Knox drained a triple with 0.6 seconds left in the contest, but the Tigers came up short.

-Jordan Warlick recorded a 7-of-15 mark from the field, 5-of-11 from downtown, to finish with 20 points. The sophomore tallied five 3-pointers for the second time in the last three games. Additionally, the Irmo, S.C. native posted a double-double with 10 rebounds and also contributed three dimes.

-Adrian Thomas missed a double-double by one rebound, totaling 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting and nine rebounds, adding three dimes.

-Joey Knox attributed 15 points, while Ryan Starr posted 10 points, five rebounds and assists each and three thefts.

-Dimetri Chambers led all scorers with 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting.

-Josh Cammon added 10 points and rebounds each.

The Tigers return to action Sunday afternoon versus Berry.

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