SALEM, Oregon – Elizabeth Prewitt climbed into the Puget Sound women's basketball top 10 all-time scoring list, and Jamie Lange put up a monster double-double as the Loggers beat Willamette, 79-73, in overtime Saturday evening.
Prewitt netted 10 points to surpass Amanda Forshay '15 as the Loggers' No. 10 all-time leading scorer. Prewitt now has 1,221 career points.
Lange scored a career-high 33 points and hauled in 20 rebounds for the Loggers (18-4, 11-3 NWC). Her point total against Willamette is tied for the fifth-highest scoring game in Puget Sound history.
Mara Henderson collected her fourth consecutive game with double digits in scoring, as she netted 15 points in the winning effort.
Willamette held a nine-point lead at halftime, 43-34. However, Puget Sound fought back claimed a 65-64 lead, thanks to a Lange layup with 2:30 left in regulation.
With the game tied at 67, Henderson knocked down a pair of free-throws with 18 seconds left. Willamette missed a go-ahead 3-point shot, but the Bearcats grabbed the offensive board and banked in a buzzer-beating shot to send the game into overtime.
Overtime opened with Henderson hitting a layup. Following a defensive stand, Lange got a layup of her own and the Loggers were control during the extra period.
Puget Sound returns home for Senior Weekend, Feb. 15-16, starting with No. 22 Whitman Friday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.