Strong First Half Limits Women’s Basketball in 2020 Home Opener

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's basketball team was able to bounce back from a 45-16 halftime deficit to outscore the 11th-ranked Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe in the second half, but ultimately the Petrels defeated the Tigers, 73-58, on Friday night inside Juhan Gymnasium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: No. -/11 Oglethorpe (14-1, 4-0) 73, Sewanee (5-9, 1-3) 58
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Petrels held the Tigers to four points in the first quarter and 16 points by the intermission.

-Despite the struggle with the hosts in the first 20 minutes, the Tigers came back strong in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter, as they outscored the visitors, 25-12.

-In the fourth quarter, the Tigers shot 8-of-14 from the floor and forced 10 turnovers by the Petrels.

-Oglethorpe is ranked 11th in the coaches poll administered by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), and the team is receiving votes in the latest D3hoops.Com poll.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Ellie Treanton notched a double-double, finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The sophomore posted a 5-of-10 mark from the field and a 6-of-9 performance from the charity stripe.

-Kinsley Logan led the Tigers with 18 points and added six steals and three assists.

OGLETHORPE KEY STATISTICS
-Amy Vasquez led the Petrels with 22 points and added 10 boards.

-Savannah LeGate dropped 20 points and 14 rebounds.

UP NEXT
The homestand continues on Sunday with a conference showdown versus Berry.'

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