TACOMA, Washington – Emily Sheldon scored a season-high 24 points, but the Puget Sound women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season against No. 18 St. Thomas, 82-61, in the final day of the McArthur Classic in Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday night.
Sheldon continued the hot start to her senior season, averaging 22.3 points per game.
The Loggers traded baskets with the ranked Tommies in the first quarter, and finished the period down 17-14. St. Thomas began feeding their 6-3 post player, Kaitlin Langer, in the second quarter, and the team started to pull away. Langer finished with a game-high 27 points, and also added 10 boards.
The teams played an even third quarter, with St. Thomas outscoring Puget Sound 17-16, but the Tommies used a 6-1 run to begin the fourth quarter and increase their cushion.
The Loggers shot 40.3 percent (25-for-62) from the field and 35.3 percent (6-for-17) from beyond the arc. St. Thomas shot 53.8 percent (28-for-52) from the field and 35.3 percent (6-for-17) from three-point land. Claire Fitzgerald finished with 11 points, joining Sheldon with double-figure scoring. For the first time this year, no Logger had double-digit rebounding.
Puget Sound will next travel to La Verne on November 15. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 5 p.m.
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