ATLANTA, Ga.—Oglethrope showed why it's one of the best teams in the South region as the Stormy Petrels handled Agnes Scott 78-37 in non-conference women's basketball action. The Stormy Petrels built up a 41-11 lead by halftime and never let the Scotties get in a groove to improve to 2-0 on the season. Agnes Scott falls to 0-3 after playing three games in four days to start the year.
The Scotties failed to see anyone hit double-digits in the box score for the first time this fall despite a solid all-around night from junior Garis Grant (Charleston, S.C.). The forward finished just two points short of a third consecutive double-double to start the season with eight points and 13 rebounds. She also added two more blocks to her team lead in the category.
First-year Kalin Smith (Kiln, Miss.) led the Scotties in scoring for the second straight contest with nine points on a couple of made threes.
The Stormy Petrels ran away with things early, scoring the first 22 points of the game and holding the Scotties without a point until the 3:16 mark in the first quarter. Briana Holland (Austell, Ga.) broke the silence with a free throw at that point, but Oglethorpe was able to tack on another 10-2 run over the final three minutes to make it a 32-3 game.
Agnes Scott's offensive progressed throughout the game, which included a 15-point fourth quarter, but Oglethorpe's veteran depth was too much to handle over 40 minutes.
Oglethorpe's two leading scorers came off the bench to each score 10 points with Mimi Woods and Hayden Neal reaching double-digits in 20-plus minutes of action.
The Scotties outrebounded the Stormy Petrels for the game, 48-45.
Agnes Scott heads up to Marietta on Saturday to play NAIA opponent Life for a 7 p.m. tip.