TACOMA, Washington – The Loggers dominated on the boards and Elizabeth Prewitt scored a team-high 19 points as the Puget Sound women's basketball team beat Warner Pacific, 83-69, in Memorial Fieldhouse Friday night.
The Loggers (2-1) outrebounded Warner Pacific (3-1), 48-21, including a 14-4 advantage on the offensive glass.
Late in the second quarter, Cassidy Daugherty hit a 3-pointer that tied the game, 46-46, and Puget Sound did not trail for the rest of the game. Warner Pacific, however, did not make it easy for the Loggers.
The Knights cut the Loggers' lead to 56-52 with 3:30 left in the third quarter, but Jamie Lange made a layup and Daugherty hit a trey to cushion the lead to 61-52.
Warner Pacific got to within four points again late in the fourth quarter, 71-67, but it was Daugherty once again coming up with a big shot from distance to provide a buffer, 74-67, with 3:35 left in regulation.
Playing in her first game of the season, Lange flirted with a double-double by totaling 18 points and nine rebounds in 17 minutes on the floor. Prewitt shot 8-for-13 from the floor, and 13 of her 19 points came in the first half.
Gia Sorn also scored in double figures, adding 12 points for the Loggers.
The Knights put full-court pressure on the Loggers for a majority of the game, which led to 22 turnovers. Despite the miscues, Puget Sound managed a season-high 24 assists on 33 made baskets.
The Northwest Conference season begins at home against Pacific Lutheran Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m.