TACOMA, Washington – Despite holding a three-point lead at halftime, the Puget Sound women's basketball team lost by two, 57-55, against Trinity (Tex.) in the Loggers' first home game of the 2018-19 season. The contest was the second performance of the Doug McArthur Classic in Memorial Fieldhouse.
The Loggers (1-1) trailed by three points with just under four minutes in the fourth quarter, but a corner 3-pointer by Cassidy Daugherty evened the score, 50-50, with 3:36 left. The Tigers (3-0) answered back with a 6-0 run thanks to a couple of layups and two free-throws.
Although it appeared Trinity was pulling away for good, Daugherty came up big again. Her trey from the left wing brought Puget Sound within 56-53 with 1:16 left to play.
Following a defensive stop, the Loggers called timeout. During the ensuing possession, Kirstin Hafeman drove from the left wing to the key, and then kicked a pass out to an open Elizabeth Prewitt. The Logger senior launched a fluid 3-point attempt, but it come up just short on the top of the front rim.
Trinity sealed the win with free-throws down the stretch.
Prewitt led the Loggers in scoring with 16 points, and Gia Sorn netted 11. Six of Daugherty's nine points came late in the fourth quarter.
Puget Sound aims to rebound back at home against Warner Pacific, Nov. 23. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.