PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jessica Cerne hit the game's first three on her way to 10 points during the Lewis & Clark Pioneers 63-40 loss to the George Fox Bruins on Saturday at Pamplin Sports Center.
Lewis & Clark was outscored 8-1 over the final 3:30 of the opening quarter, and the Bruins went on to lead by 16 at halftime.
Cerne had her third straight double-digit scoring game on 4 of 11 shooting with three rebounds and a career-high three blocks. Defensively, the Pioneers held Geoge Fox's guards, Emily Spencer and Kylin Collman, to five points in the first quarter.
The Pioneers held a 35-29 edge in rebounds, and despite 10 more turnovers (22-12), Lewis & Clark was only outscored by seven off takeaways. Delsie Johnson followed her 19-rebound performance on Friday night at Pacific Lutheran with a team-high seven on Saturday.
George Fox shot better (43 to 29 percent) and made 11 of 21 from the free-throw line.
Trailing 47-21, Romo hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third quarter. A dry spell followed, however, as the Pioneers went without points for about four minutes through the early final quarter.
- Kendal Jones hit her first career 3-pointer, while Ishara Sorensen took away her first career steals (2)
- Making her only field-goal attempt on Friday, Shafer finished the weekend 4 for 5 (80 percent) with five rebounds
- Shafer blocked three shots against George Fox, a career best
- Johnson was held to less than 10 points for the first time in nine games
- Emily Holder led the Bruins with 13 points, followed by 10 from Haley Strowbridge
The second half of the Northwest Conference schedule begins on Tuesday when the Pioneers host Willamette.