Puget Sound upsets No. 8 George Fox, 86-85

Puget Sound upsets No. 8 George Fox, 86-85

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.

Samone Jackson drained a career-high 27 points, shooting 6-for-8 from 3-point range. Elizabeth Prewitt finished with 21 points and seven boards, and Fitzgerald chipped in 11 points and six rebounds.

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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