NEWBERG, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost a road game against the No. 15 George Fox Bruins, 97-46, on Saturday at Wheeler Sports Center. The Pioneers (2-17, 1-9 NWC) struggled to overcome tough backcourt pressure by the Bruins 16-3, 9-1 NWC) amassing 28 turnovers, 20 of which were in the first half.
The Pioneers struggled offensively out of the gate, shooting only 20 percent from the field in the first quarter but turned it around in the second going four for nine from the field. Delsie Johnson led the Pioneers with 14 points to go with 12 from senior Alyx Crager.
The Bruins were led by Tavin Headings who came off the bench to score 22 points on nine of 11 shooting.
Due to a nonfunctional shot clock, the Bruins started the game with a technical foul giving the Pioneers two shots to start the game. Johnson sank both free throws to put the Pioneers up 2-0 before the starting tip. The Bruins responded with a 17-2 run to take a 13-point lead with three minutes to go in the first quarter.
Coming off a lackluster first quarter offensively the Pioneers kicked off the second quarter with four straight points off of baskets by Crager and Tori Eichten to cut the Bruins lead to nine. The Bruins responded with an 18-2 run to pull out to a 25-point lead with three minutes to go in the half. The Bruins pulled their press off late in the third quarter but the Pioneers were never able to get back in the game, due in large part to an impressive 65 percent shooting performance from the Bruins in the second half.
- The Pioneers played their entire active roster and every player coming off the bench played double-digit minutes, with the exception of Peyton Romo who recorded nine minutes.
- Janessa Willie led the Pioneers in assists with three.
- Sara Hogman who moved from shooting guard to point guard for this weekend's games had two points, an assist, and a steal.
- Logan Kelly tied her career-high with four points in 16 minutes played.
- The Bruins shot 57.1 percent from the floor and 47.4 percent from the three-point line
- The Pioneers shot 80 percent from the free-throw line which is their best performance from the line since Dec. 4 against Northwest where they shot 92.9 percent
- Coco Shafer had a career-high five rebounds
- This marks Johnson's eighth straight game with double-digit scoring
- The Bruins outscored the Pioneers 58-22 in the paint
The Pioneers are in eastern Washington next weekend to take on first-place Whitman and Whitworth on Friday and Saturday respectively.