Second-half push not enough against No. 14/12 George Fox

Second-half push not enough against No. 14/12 George Fox

TACOMA, Washington – The home crowd was raucous during an exciting second half, but the Puget Sound women's basketball team could not overcome a significant halftime deficit as the Loggers lost to No. 14/12 George Fox, 67-60, Friday night in Memorial Fieldhouse.

The Bruins (15-3, 8-1 NWC) held a 36-22 lead at halftime, but the Loggers (14-4, 7-3 NWC) battled back to outscore George Fox in each of the last two quarters. 

Elizabeth Prewitt was relatively held in check for most of the first three quarters, but she came alive in the fourth. A layup by Prewitt with 5:13 left in regulation cut Puget Sound's deficit to 53-47.

George Fox appeared to regain control with a 63-51 lead and 1:19 remaining, but the Loggers still had plenty of fight left. RaeAnn Allen drilled a 3-pointer to make it a single-digit deficit. After George Fox went 1-for-2 at the foul line, Prewitt hit a trey to make it a 64-57 game with 31 seconds remaining.

Once again, the Bruins went 1-for-2 at the line. And once again, Prewitt hit a 3-pointer, this time to make it a 65-60 deficit with 13 seconds left. However, that's as close as Puget Sound would get.

Jamie Lange matched her season-high in rebounding with 19, and she scored 13 points to notch her eighth double-double of the season. Allen totaled 17 points and six boards.

Ten of Prewitt's 15 points came in the fourth quarter.

The Loggers return to Memorial Fieldhouse Feb. 1 to host Linfield at 6 p.m.