TACOMA, Wash. -- For the second-straight game, an early first quarter hole was too much of a setback and the Lewis & Clark Pioneers didn't recover in an 85-58 loss to the No. 18 Puget Sound Loggers.
Saturday's loss at the Memorial Fieldhouse is the second straight for Lewis & Clark, the first time this year the Pioneers have lost consecutive regular-season games.
Miyah Leith led the Pios with 16 points, 10 in the second half, to go with 11 points from Sarah Anderson and Lauren Wood. The Loggers had five in double figures, led by 15 points from Jamie Lange, who shot 5 of 7 from the floor.
Ayisat Afolabi, who entered the game sixth in the Northwest Conference in scoring, was held to a season-low six points, just the third time this year she has scored less than 10 in a game. Her eight rebounds also ended a streak of five-straight games with at least 10 rebounds. Afolabi is the leading rebounder in the conference.
Lewis & Clark (9-4; 2-2 NWC) was outscored 12-5 to open the second half and was limited to 10 overall in the quarter.
The Pioneers outscored Puget Sound, 17-11, down the stretch to end the first half, but were outshot 61-36 percent from the floor overall in the half, as Puget Sound (12-1; 4-0 NWC) made 4 of 7 3-point attempts to begin the game. The Pios were 2 of 8.
Lewis & Clark's stretch of six games away from the Pamplin Sports Center in Portland ends on Friday when the Pios play at Pacific.
Other Northwest Conference Scores - Saturday
Willamette 68, Pacific Lutheran 42
Whitman 75, Pacific 58
Whitworth 68, Linfield 65