Late comeback bid falls short against Bruins

Late comeback bid falls short against Bruins

TACOMA, WashingtonElizabeth Prewitt scored a game-high 20 points, but the Puget Sound women's basketball team lost to No. 21/24 George Fox, 81-71, Saturday evening in Memorial Fieldhouse.

The Loggers (10-11, 5-7 NWC) kept pace with the Bruins (17-3, 10-1 NWC) through the first 20 minutes of the game as George Fox held a 37-36 edge at halftime. However, it looked as though the Bruins would run away with the game when they claimed a 13-point lead, 62-49, entering the fourth quarter.

Puget Sound would not back down, and Cassidy Daugherty's 3-pointers brought the Loggers to within 65-53 two minutes into the fourth. RaeAnn Allen's layup with 5:29 on the clock cut the deficit to single digits, 67-58. Allen hit another layup to bring the Loggers to within seven points, 71-64, but that's as close as the Loggers would get. 

Jamie Lange scored 17 points for the Loggers, and Claire Fitzgerald added 12 points – including a couple of 3-pointers. Allen finished with 10 points.

The Loggers are back home to take on Linfield, Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

 

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