Loggers celebrate seniors, will begin playoffs at Whitman

Loggers celebrate seniors, will begin playoffs at Whitman

TACOMA, Washington – Following a 61-56 loss to Whitworth in Memorial Fieldhouse Saturday evening, the Puget Sound women's basketball team learned it will play at Whitman, Feb. 21, for the opening round of the Northwest Conference Tournament. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Before the game, Puget Sound honored four seniors playing in their final regular-season home game: Kirstin Hafeman, Meghan HamelJamie Lange, and Elizabeth Prewitt. The Loggers also celebrated assistant coach Joleen LaMay for her 20 years with Puget Sound.

The first half of Saturday's game was low scoring, but the Loggers (19-5, 12-4 NWC) carried a 23-21 lead into the locker room. Whitworth (13-12, 8-8 NWC) outscored Puget Sound in both the third and fourth quarters. 

RaeAnn Allen's and-one drive to the basket gave Puget Sound a 56-55 lead with two minutes left in regulation. However, Whitworth claimed a 57-56 lead just 10 seconds later. The Loggers were unable to overcome the deficit.

Jamie Lange recorded her 12th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Allen added 14 points for the Loggers.