Sheldon tops 20 again as Loggers take down Pacific

Credit: Ronnie Glover, d3photography.com
Credit: Ronnie Glover, d3photography.com

FOREST GROVE, Oregon – Emily Sheldon and Samone Jackson both scored in double figures to lead the Puget Sound women's basketball team over Pacific, 76-62, on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Loggers clinched a spot in the Northwest Conference tournament. 

Sheldon recorded 25 points, including going 8-for-8 from the free throw line, and also pulled down seven rebounds. The senior has scored in double figures in all but one of the Loggers' games this season, and now has 13 20-point games. Freshman Samone Jackson added 16 points and six boards. Alexis Noren dished out 11 assists and recorded nine rebounds to go with six points, while Elizabeth Prewitt chipped in nine points and seven rebounds off the bench.

The Loggers (16-7, 11-3 NWC) were looking to avenge an overtime loss to Pacific (10-13, 5-9 NWC) on Jan. 15. After a back-and-forth first quarter, the Boxers led 13-11. However, Puget Sound scored the first six points of the second quarter to take a 17-13 lead, and the visitors would never trail again. The Loggers led 37-27 at halftime, and led by as many as 22 throughout the game.

Puget Sound shot 44.3 percent (27-for-61) from the field, while the Boxers shot 36.2 percent (21-for-58). The Loggers were 5-for-15 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc, while Pacific was 8-for-18 (44.4 percent). The Loggers held a 39-34 rebounding edge.  

Puget Sound will next host Whitworth on Friday, February 19 to begin the final weekend of the regular season. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 6 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse.

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