The Loggers (13-1, 5-0 NWC) have now won five consecutive games to open their Northwest Conference schedule. Puget Sound has also won its last five games over the Pirates (6-8, 2-3 NWC), dating back to the 2014-15 season.
Whitworth tied the game, 56-56, early in the fourth quarter. The Pirates' lead reached 66-62 following a 3-pointer with 4:41 on the clock. However, a layup by Lange sparked an 11-0 run that was capped by a Jackson bucket that gave the Loggers a 73-66 edge with 1:21 to go.
Despite a tough night from 3-point range (2-for-7), Jackson shot 7-for-15 overall, and she scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half. Lange made the most of her 19 minutes off the bench, as she shot 7-for-10 from the floor and added a game-high nine rebounds. Lange is averaging 14.8 points and 7.3 rebounds through her last four games.
The Loggers overcame a 37-33 halftime deficit by forcing turnovers and getting to the free-throw line in the third quarter. Whitworth committed six turnovers in the first 10 minutes on the second half. On the other end of the floor, Puget Sound shot 7-for-11 from the charity stripe in the third quarter.
The Loggers tipoff at No. 16/14 Whitman on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m.
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