Puget Sound puts a scare in No. 10 George Fox

Puget Sound puts a scare in No. 10 George Fox

NEWBERG, Oregon – Clutch baskets by Elizabeth Prewitt and Jamie Lange gave the Puget Sound women's basketball team a couple of late leads at No. 10 George Fox, but the Bruins managed to come away with a 63-62 Northwest Conference win Saturday evening. 

The Loggers (3-2, 1-1 NWC) held a one-point lead at the half, 34-33. The lead grew to 48-42 through three quarters, but the Bruins (5-1, 2-0 NWC) put together a big fourth quarter. George Fox shot 7-for-14 (50 percent) from the floor in the final 10 minutes, including 3-for-5 (60 percent) shooting from 3-point range.

The Bruins held a 56-54 lead with three minutes in regulation. However, Puget Sound managed to grab a one-point lead following a Lange free-throw, a forced turnover, and a layup by Prewitt.

George Fox regained the lead with a 3-pointer with 2:11 on the clock. During the Loggers' ensuing possession, Prewitt missed a jumper but Gia Sorn came up with a big offensive rebound. Lange capitalized on the second opportunity with a game-tying layup with less than 90 seconds left in regulation.

George Fox quickly answered back with a layup of its own, and the Bruins held on to the lead for good.

Prewitt led all players in scoring with 27 points, while RaeAnn Allen scored in double figures for the second consecutive game by netting 12 points.

The Loggers return to Memorial Fieldhouse for a non-conference game against Evergreen State Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.