Women's Basketball: Sagehens Come Up Short Against No. 8 George Fox

Women's Basketball: Sagehens Come Up Short Against No. 8 George Fox

NEWBURG, OR. -- The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Basketball team fell to non-conference opponent No. 8 George Fox 79-59 on Saturday afternoon.

Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens fall to 0-2 to start the year.

The Sagehens were led by junior Renae Tamura with 11 points. Sophomore Carly Leong netted 10 points while sophomore Cameron Edward finished with nine.

Pomona-Pitzer had a tough day on offense as they shot just 28.1% from the field and 21.4% from beyond the arc. The Bruins controlled the paint as well as they outscored the Sagehens 40-16 down low.

The Sagehens got out to a good start on offense at the very beginning of the game as Edward connected on a three to start and got fouled on a three-point attempt and converted all three free-throws. The Sagehens jumped out to an 8-0 lead after a reverse layup by Tamura but the Bruins came back with scores on back-to-back possession to cut the lead down to 8-5. After a quick start on offense, the Sagehens stalled out towards the end of the quarter as they went cold for the final nine minutes of the first and the Bruins battled back to take a 15-10 lead after the first quarter. 

Since the Sagehens started out the game with an 8-0 lead, the Bruins totaled a 28-6 run to take over with a 28-14 lead with 3:51 left in the half.  The Sagehens shot under 20% for the half and only totaled 10 points in each quarter as they went into halftime trailing 35-20.

Pomona-Pitzer's offense got going in the third quarter but unfortunately so did the Bruins.  George Fox scored a game-high 32 points in the third and eventually took their largest lead of the game at 32 points with a 67-35 lead with 42 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Sagehens didn't quit. After George Fox took their largest lead of the game, the Sagehens came back and won the fourth quarter as they outscored the Bruins 21-12 in the fourth. Pomona-Pitzer began to get the feel for the three ball as they connected on three of their seven attempts in the fourth. Although the Sagehens got into a grove in the fourth, the lead was too much to overcome as the Sagehens fell to Bruins on the road.

Up Next: The Sagehens will return home as they next host non-conference opponent Emory on November 23rd at 3:00 p.m.