TACOMA, Washington – One day after losing its first game of the season, the No. 18 Puget Sound women's basketball team bounced back with a 72-64 win against Buena Vista in the Pacific Lutheran Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
Four Loggers (8-1) scored in double figures, led by Elizabeth Prewitt with 15 points. Drew Clark netted 11 points in 17 minutes off the bench, while Alexis Noren and Samone Jackson scored 10 points apiece.
Jamie Lange pulled down 14 rebounds in 14 rebounds for Puget Sound, and the freshman chipped in eight points.
RaeAnn Allen hit a jumper with 28 seconds left in the first quarter to give Puget Sound a 17-14 lead, and the Loggers carried a 17-16 edge through the game's first 10 minutes. Puget Sound held on to a 39-34 advantage at halftime.
Caitlin Malvar opened the second half with a 3-pointer, which sparked a 7-0 run that gave the Loggers a 46-34 lead.
The Beavers (6-4) trailed by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter, but they made it a four-point game, 68-64, with 1:19 on the clock. The Logger defense kept Buena Vista off the board for the rest of the game, and Prewitt and Jackson combined to hit four free-throws down the stretch.
Puget Sound competes in the D3hoops Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada starting on Dec. 28.
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