NEWBERG, Ore. – A slight halftime lead didn't hold up as the Puget Sound women's basketball team fell 63-57 to George Fox. The Loggers (10-6, 3-4 NWC) held the Bruins (13-3, 6-1 NWC) to just 21 first half points but the Bruins caught fire from long range in the second half to help fuel the win.
The Bruins shot just 16.1 percent in the first half and the Loggers took advantage as they headed into the locker room with a 25-21 lead. The Loggers shot 40.9 percent in the opening half but were 0-for-4 from the three-point line.
The shooting picked up in the second half with both teams knocking down over 40 percent of their three-point attempts. George Fox was 5-of-9 in the second half with Jami Roos sinking four of those five makes. She had a game-high 15 points.
The Bruins also took advantage at the charity stripe as they knocked down 11-of-15 free throws in the final 20 minutes while the Loggers never made a trip to the line.
The Bruins quickly erased their hafltime deficit and their lead reached as many as a dozen points. The Loggers cut the deficit back to five late in the half but ran out of time before they could complete the comeback.
The Loggers will look to rebound tomorrow when they head to Pacific for a 6 p.m. tipoff.