SALEM, Ore. – Four starters scored double digits to lead the Puget Sound women's basketball team to an 82-59 win at Willamette on Saturday. The Loggers (12-9, 5-7 NWC) never trailed in the game after scoring the game's first six points.
Freshman Emily Sheldon had a perfect shooting night for 13 points in the Logger win. She was 5-of-5 from the field, including one three-pointer, and 2-for-2 at the line.
The hot-shooting Loggers spread the ball around on Saturday with Amanda Forshay leading the quartet in double figures. Forshay had 15 points behind 5-of-10 shooting, including a 2-for-3 effort from three-point range, while also dishing out four assists. Kelsey McKinnis matched the long-range effort in a 12-point performance and Sarah Stewart added 10 points to the win.
The Loggers shot 58 percent on the night as a team and were 6-for-9 beyond the three-point arc in one of their best shooting performances in conference play this year. The Bearcats (1-10, 1-10 NWC) were held to 37.5 percent shooting on the night.
The Loggers opened up with the first six points of the game and never looked back. The lead initially stretched to 11-2 before the Bearcats were able to get going offensively.
Sophie Wilson did everything she could to keep the hosts in the game with a career-high 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including four three-pointers. However, the Bearcats couldn't keep pace.
The lead reached 16 points before halftime as the Loggers finished the last seven minutes of the half on a 15-4 run, and took a 38-22 lead in to the locker room. Erin Stumbaugh extended the lead to 21 points as she scored five of her seven points in the first two minutes of the second half.
The Loggers appeared to be cruising to the their second straight win but Willamette refused to go away when the Loggers went on a four-minute cold streak. An 8-0 run from the hosts whittled the lead down to 11 points.
Allie Wyszynski put an end to the drought and sparked a 10-2 run that pushed the lead back to a comfortable margin and the Loggers came away with a much-needed NWC win.
Rebecca Josephson added in 10 points for the Bearcats while Ashley Agcaoili tallied eight off the bench for the Loggers.
The Loggers are back home for their final four games of the season, starting with nationally-ranked Lewis & Clark next Friday at 6 p.m.