TACOMA, Wash. – Amanda Forshay scored 15 of her 21 points in the second half to lead the Puget Sound women's basketball team to a 79-57 win over visiting Linfield on Saturday. The Loggers (13-10, 7-8 NWC) used a lengthy run in the second half to build blow open a close game and cruise to the win.
Forshay led four Loggers in double digits. Her 21 points came on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor. She also sank all five free throws. Emily Sheldon tied a season-high with 15 points, including eight of the Loggers' first 10 points in the game. Sarah Stewart added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Kelsey McKinnis finished with 10 points and moved up to sixth on the Loggers all-time scoring list, passing Julie Vanni.
The Wildcats (2-17, 1-12 NWC) also had four players in double figures and were led by 12 points and seven boards from Katelyn Henson.
The two teams traded modest runs in the first half with the Loggers taking the initial advantage. A 9-2 run over an eight-minute span gave the Loggers a 19-12 lead but the Wildcats battled back to take a 20-19 lead on a layup from Jessica McMillan.
Sheldon and Stewart responded for the Loggers with threes on back-to-back possessions for a 25-20 Logger lead.
The Loggers held a four-point advantage at the half and stayed out in front but the Wildcats refused to go away. With 11:07 remaining, the Wildcats cut the lead to seven at 50-43. Over the next five minutes, the Loggers ran away on a 16-4 to go up 66-47 and cruise the rest of the way for the win.
The Loggers will play their final two games at home next weekend, hosting Pacific on Friday and George Fox on Saturday. Both games tipoff at 6 p.m.