CLAREMONT, California – For the second time in as many days, the Puget Sound women's basketball team got off to a very slow start. Saturday, however, the Loggers were unable to recover in a 61-59 overtime loss at Claremont-M-S.
It took 90 seconds for CMS (1-0) to score the first basketball of the game, and Puget Sound trailed for the rest of regulation until the very final second.
With Puget Sound trailing, 50-49, and one second on the clock in the fourth quarter, Katie Minnehan found herself at the free-throw line. The freshman missed the first try, but she buried the second to send the game into overtime.
A layup by RaeAnn Allen gave the Loggers' their first lead of the game, 52-51, 1:20 into overtime. The Athenas answered back with a basket of their own, but the next time down the floor Puget Sound resulted in a 3-pointer by Cassidy Daugherty.
Daugherty connected on another big bucket to tie the game, 57-57, but CMS hit a layup got a defensive, and made free-throws to seal the win.
Daugherty finished with a game-high 16 points, and Jamie Lange added 10 points and eight rebounds. Minnehan had five points and six rebounds off the bench.
Friday night, Puget Sound trailed Cal Lutheran for nearly 38 minutes. However, the Loggers managed to pull off a 72-70 win in regulation.
Puget Sound's next game is at home against Northwest Christian, Nov. 26.