NEWBERG, Ore. – The Puget Sound women's basketball team fell 75-59 at No. 3 George Fox on Saturday. The Loggers (8-7, 4-2 NWC) forced 23 turnovers from the Bruins (15-0, 6-0 NWC).
"A lot of our younger players stepped up today," said head coach Loree Payne. "We had a good defensive effort but, in the end, they were able to capitalize on our mistakes and we weren't able to capitalize on theirs."
The Loggers battled with the Bruins through the first seven minutes as they lead bounced back and forth. Ashley Agcaoili scored seven of her nine points in the early goings to keep the Loggers close. Sarah Stewart hit a pair of free throws with 13:14 remaining to give the Loggers a 16-15 lead. However, Dacia Heckendorf nailed a three-pointer to recapture the lead for the Bruins. The trey sparked a 7-0 run for Bruins as they captured a six-point lead, which they hold the rest of the way.
At halftime, the Loggers trailed 35-26 but and 8-2 run to start the second half pushed the Bruins lead to 15 points. Hannah Munger capped the run with two of her game-high 24 points.
The lead would stay at double digits the rest of the way as the Bruins held off the Loggers to stay undefeated.
Munger also had 12 rebounds to go along with her 24 points and Jami Roos pitched in 21 points to key the victory. Despite turning the ball over 23 times in the game, the Bruins shot 49.1 percent, including 43.8 percent from the three-point line.
The Loggers shot 35.7 percent and had 20 turnovers in the game.
The Loggers return home next week to host Linfield at 6 p.m. on Friday in Memorial Fieldhouse.