Bearcat Second Half Rally Falls Short Against UPS

TACOMA, Wash. — The University of Puget Sound Loggers got past the Willamette Bearcats, 74-58, on Friday night, led by 17 points from Brie Adderley and 16 from Kilty Keaton in a Northwest Conference game Friday night at Memorial Fieldhouse in Tacoma, Wash.

The Bearcats pulled to within six, 62-56, on consecutive 3-pointers from Laura Payne with 2:03 left to play. Those treys capped a second half comeback that saw the Bearcats cut a 54-36 deficit down to single digits.

The Loggers, ranked 25th in the latest d3hoops.com national poll, pulled away in the last two minutes as Shelby Ramirez went six-for-six from the free-throw line to keep the Loggers in front.

Payne finished with 18 points for the Bearcats, along with six
rebounds. Junior Sara Brooks ended with eight rebounds and a game high
10 assists to go along with four points. Jennifer Bell, Tracie Nygaard and Brittany Farrer each had eight points.

Willamette shot 38.5-percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers.

The Loggers had three players in double-digits, including Adderly with
17, Keaton with 16 and sophomore Morgan Harter with 10 points. Ramirez ended with six points, six rebounds and four assists. Chase finished with nine rebounds for the Loggers. The Loggers shot just 34.4-percent from the field, and out-rebounded the Bearcats 47-41.

The Bearcats finish the season Saturday when they travel to George Fox for a 6 p.m. contest.