Lange's late bucket propels Loggers to win over Linfield

Lange's late bucket propels Loggers to win over Linfield

TACOMA, Washington - Jamie Lange scored the game-winning basket with nine seconds left in regulation to propel the Puget Sound women's basketball team to a 65-61 Northwest Conference win over Linfield in Memorial Fieldhouse Friday night. 

Off an inbounds play from along the sideline, Lange received a pass on the block and banked in the go-ahead bucket while drawing a foul. Lange the missed free-throw, but the Loggers crashed the boards to force a jump ball. The possession arrow was pointing towards the Loggers (11-11, 6-9 NWC). Linfield (9-13, 5-8) quickly fouled Elizebeth Prewitt, and she nailed both free-throws to make it a two-possession game with a few seconds left. 

Puget Sond got off to a sluggish start, shooting 22.2 percent from the floor through the first 10 minutes of the game. Linfield led after the first quarter, 18-13. However, the Loggers shot 50 percent from the floor in the second quarter and outscored Linfield in the period, 18-4. 

Lange finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Prewitt added 13 points. Senior Claire Fitzgerald finished with 14 points, including a late 3-pointer that gave the Loggers a 61-58 lead. 

Puget Sound next hosts Pacific Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. The Loggers will honor Fitzgerald and her family before the final regular-season home game of the season. 

 

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