TACOMA, Washington – Samone Jackson scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as the Puget Sound women's basketball team dominated the final period to defeat Lewis & Clark, 75-56, in Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon.
Jackson finished with 18 points, two shy of her season-high. Emily Sheldon continued her torrid streak by netting 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the floor. The senior added eight rebounds in the win.
Freshman Elizabeth Prewitt set new career highs with 11 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes on the floor.
The Loggers (8-5, 3-1 NWC) held a two-point lead over the Pioneers (1-12, 0-4 NWC) at halftime, 32-30. Lewis & Clark claimed a 46-43 lead with 2:25 on the clock in the third quarter, but Alexis Noren connected on a jumper in the Loggers' ensuing possession, which sparked an offensive outburst for Puget Sound.
Noren's bucket led to a 20-2 Logger run that carried into the first three minutes of the fourth quarter. Puget Sound shot 47% from the floor in the second half, while committing only four turnovers in the 20 minutes. The defense buckled down in the clutch by limiting Lewis & Clark to just 18.2 percent shooting from the floor in the game's final 10 minutes.
The Loggers look to continue to climb the Northwest Conference standings when they host Pacific on Friday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m.
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