TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's basketball team upset No. 8 George Fox, 86-85, in Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. The win is the Loggers' first over the Bruins since Jan. 21, 2011. Puget Sound's victory also snaps the Bruins' 33-game win streak against Northwest Conference opponents.
George Fox (6-1, 1-1 NWC) held an 82-81 lead with 31 seconds left in regulation when Alexis Noren drove baseline for two points and a foul. The senior converted the three-point play to give the Loggers (6-0, 2-0 NWC) a two-point edge.
Following a defensive stop, Claire Fitzgerald hit two free-throws to give Puget Sound an 86-82 lead and put the game out of reach for George Fox.
Noren posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while shooting 11-for-11 from the charity stripe. As a team, Puget Sound shot 30-for-36 from the free-throw line.
The Loggers' monumental win was far from easy, as Puget Sound committed 31 turnovers and shot just 41.7 percent from the floor.
The Loggers took an early 6-4 lead when Noren connected on a pair of free-throws two minutes into game, and Puget Sound didn't allow George Fox to get a lead until it went up, 52-51, with four minutes left in the third quarter.
The Loggers held a 43-37 advantage at halftime.
Puget Sound returns to Memorial Fieldhouse on Wednesday, December 7, to host Evergreen State at 6 p.m.
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