WALLA WALLA, Washington – Jamie Lange is Puget Sound's all-time leading rebounder. With 12 rebounds at No. 13 Whitman Friday night, Lange pushed her career total to 914 boards. Trish Armstrong (1983-86) held the previous record (912 rebounds) for more than 30 years.
The Loggers (6-4, 0-1 NWC) lost to the Blues (8-1, 1-0 NWC), 60-51, in the first Northwest Conference game of the season.
Lange – the reigning NWC Player of the Year - totaled 12 points and 12 rebounds against Whitman. It is her sixth double-double of the season.
RaeAnn Allen also scored in double figures with 10 points.
The Loggers held a 41-37 lead through three quarters, but Whitman overwhelmed Puget Sound in the final period, 22-10.
Puget Sound was unable to overcome its 24 turnovers, whereas the Blues had nine such miscues. Although the Loggers entered the game as the conference's top rebounding team, they narrowly lost the battle on the glass, 37-36.
The Loggers aim to regroup at Whitworth Saturday, Jan. 4, for a 4 p.m. tipoff.