Lange's 18 fourth-quarter points leads Loggers over Pioneers

Lange's 18 fourth-quarter points leads Loggers over Pioneers

TACOMA, Washington – Jamie Lange scored 27 of her game-high 29 points in the second half, including 18 in the fourth quarter, as the Puget Sound women's basketball team rolled past Lewis & Clark, 78-61, in Memorial Fieldhouse Saturday evening.

Lange was called for two fouls early in the contest, and she played just three minutes in the first half. Her second-half explosion included 14 free-throw attempts (nine makes). Lange also came away with 15 rebounds, marking her fifth double-double of the season. 

Lange wasn't the only Logger having her way in the post. Gia Sorn totaled 12 points in the Puget Sound (11-3, 4-2 NWC) victory, which is her sixth game this season in double figures. 

Elizabeth Prewitt netted 14 points for the Loggers. She has now scored at least 10 points in six consecutive games.

Lewis & Clark (2-13, 1-5 NWC) held close with the Loggers through the first quarter, as Puget Sound carried an 18-17 lead into the second quarter. The Loggers added seven points to their lead through the next 10 minutes, and carried a 37-29 advantage into halftime.

The Northwest Conference's leading team in rebounding dominated the glass once again, as the Loggers came away with 45 boards to the Pioneers' 32. 

Puget Sound has a crucial road trip next weekend, when it plays at Whitworth (Jan. 18) and Whitman (Jan. 19).