Pilots fall to Toreros 60-75

By Nick Pisani | January 19, 2018 12:04am

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Julie Spencer prepares to lob a pass over her San Diego opponents into the hands of Freshman Kristina Woolridge for an easy lay up. This bit of magic offered a taste of what the Pilots can do when they stay composed on offense.
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The Portland Pilots fell to the San Diego Toreros tonight, 60-75. The Pilots looked outmatched offensively right from the tip-off and ended up being down 7-20 at one point before the first quarter. Things didn’t get much better for the Pilots from there. Every time they seemed to be making a comeback, San Diego would respond with a strong offensive play or a crucial defensive stop. Turnovers proved to be one of the major problems for the Pilots this evening, as they ended the game with 18 in total.

Assistant coaches Steve Lowe and Drew Muscatell attempt to organize the Pilot offense during the second half. The Pilots shot 40% from the field tonight and suffered 18 turnovers.
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Junior Julie Spencer organizes the defense after the Pilots cut San Diego's lead to 4. Her efforts are futile as the Toreros go on to steam roll the Pilot's with a barrage of three pointers and some quick passing. This was the closest Portland got to mounting a comeback.
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Senior Point Guard Rachelle Owens analyzes the floor before driving to the basket. She ended the night with 8 points and a number of assists, but her efforts were not enough to dig the Pilots out of their hole.
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Forward Lisa-Marie Kaempf struggles in vain to regain possession of the ball after the San Diego defense forced a turnover. The inability to consistently hold the ball on the offensive end doomed the Pilots and their 18 turnovers can be largely attributed to their loss tonight.
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Junior Forward Julie Spencer shields the ball from from a San Diego defender. The Pilots struggled to gain offensive fluidity tonight as the Torero's defense forced 18 turnovers by the end of the game.
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Sara Zaragoza is one of three Pilot basketball players to sign a professional contract this summer.

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