Allen nets career-high 18 points in win over Willamette

Allen nets career-high 18 points in win over Willamette

TACOMA, Washington – RaeAnn Allen scored a career-high 18 points as the Puget Sound women's basketball team topped Willamette, 66-60, in Memorial Fieldhouse Friday night. It was the Loggers' first home game since Dec. 5.

Allen shot 6-for-11 from the floor, and 3-for-4 from 3-point range. The junior guard set a new career-high in scoring for the second consecutive game after she netted 17 at Linfield (Jan. 5).

Jamie Lange scored 18 points for Puget Sound (10-3, 3-2 NWC), and she added eight rebounds. Elizabeth Prewitt also scored in double figures with 11 points.

The Loggers held a 37-31 edge at halftime, but Willamette (6-9, 1-5 NWC) made a strong run in the fourth quarter and took a 53-52 lead with 5:57 left in regulation. The Bearcats' lead was short lived, as Prewitt brought the ball up the floor and knocked down a pull-up 3-pointer.

Willamette tied the game at 57, but Lange gave the lead back to the Loggers with a traditional 3-point play. Following a Bearcats turnover, Allen's driving layup gave Puget Sound a decisive 60-55 advantage.

Puget Sound is back at home Saturday, Jan. 12, to host Lewis & Clark at 4 p.m.