Oglethorpe's Strong Second Half Effort Downs Eagles

Tim Turpin and the Eagles dropped a game against Ogelthorpe in Atlanta.

Oglethorpe University 71, University of the Ozarks 54
Records: University of the Ozarks (2-9), Oglethorpe University (6-5)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018
Atlanta, Ga. | Dorough Fieldhouse
Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic

Trailing just 29-28 at halftime, the Eagles shot 29 percent in the second half and Oglethorpe hit 48 percent to outscore Ozarks 42-26 and pull away for a 71-54 win Saturday in the Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic. The game was knotted 40-40 at the 13:32 mark of the second half, but Oglethorpe went on a 13-3 run over the next six minutes to take control of the game. The Eagles did cut the deficit to 57-49 on Cordy Winston's three-pointer, but Oglethorpe answered with a 9-0 spurt to put the game out of reach. Bryson Johnson carried the Eagles in the first half with 12 points and finished with 18. For the game, Oglethorpe hit 42 percent from the field, while the Eagles made 35 percent.

Scoring - Bryson Johnson (18)
Rebounding - Tim Turpin (7)
Assists - Bryson Johnson (4)

Oglethorpe outscored the Eagles 42-26 in the second half.

Cordy Winston hit two three-pointers in the game, the fourth time this season he has accomplished that.

Bryson JohnsonEthan Bowman, Zach Bobo, Kelvin KnightTim Turpin

The Eagles will take on Sewanee in the Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30.