MCMINNVILLE, Oregon – Samone Jackson scored a career-high 37 points, as the No. 12/13 Puget Sound women's basketball team comfortably defeated Linfield, 96-77, on Saturday afternoon. The Loggers have now won 11 games in a row.
Samone Jackson scored a career-high 37 points, making 14 field-goals, including seven three-pointers. The seven treys for the sophomore are the most made in game by a Logger since Kelsey McKinnis made seven against Whitman on Jan. 16, 2010. Elizabeth Prewitt added 22 points for the Loggers. Alexis Noren chipped in 15 points, while also recording eight assists. Jamie Lange scored 10 points and pulled down nine boards.
The game was never much in doubt, with the Loggers (18-1, 10-0 NWC) scoring the first points, and never looking back. Puget Sound led by 18 points at the end of the first quarter, and 23 points at halftime. Linfield (9-10, 3-7 NWC) pulled as close at 14 points in the fourth quarter, but a 10-2 run by the Loggers extended the visitor's lead back to 22. Puget Sound ultimately secured a 21 point victory to remain undefeated in Northwest Conference play.
Puget Sound shot 48.1 percent (39-for-81) from the field, while Linfield shot 42.1 percent (24-for-57). The Loggers were 8-for-23 (34.8 percent) from beyond the arc. The Wildcats were 7-for-15 (46.7 percent) on 3-point shots. Puget Sound held a 46-34 rebounding edge, and forced 18 turnovers.
The Loggers will stay on the road, traveling to Lewis & Clark on Friday, February 3. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 6 p.m.
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