TACOMA, Washington – Kirstin Hafeman scored a team-high 15 points, and Claire Fitzgerald added 14, but the Puget Sound women's basketball team began its 2017-18 season with a 74-57 loss against St. Martin's in the first day of the Doug McArthur Classic in Memorial Fieldhouse Friday night.
The Loggers (0-1) struggled to find their shooting touch and finished with a 30.8 field-goal percentage. The Saints (1-0), on the other hand, shot 43.9 percent from the floor.
Hafeman shot 5-for-7 from the floor and 5-for-6 from the charity stripe in 19 minutes of action. Fitzgerald shot 5-for-13 from the floor, and added five rebounds.
Puget Sound trailed by just three points, 41-38, early in the third quarter, but St. Martin's closed out the quarter with a 12-2 run and did not let the Loggers get closer than nine points.
Puget Sound concludes the McArthur Classic against Claremont-M-S on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m.