TACOMA, Wash. – Amanda Forshay and Emily Sheldon combined to score the first 10 points of the game and the Puget Sound women's basketball team led the whole way in a 67-54 win over Pacific. Emily Sheldon finished with 14 points to lead the Loggers (14-10, 7-8 NWC) offensively.
Forshay scored the first five points of the game, Sheldon scored the next five and the two led the Loggers to the win. Forshay finished just shy of a double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds.
The Loggers saw their four top scoring efforts come from underclassmen with Olivia Roberts adding in eight points and Erin Stumbaugh pitching in nine points. Seniors Kelsey McKinnis and Sarah Stewart combined for eight points but found ways to contribute to the win. Stewart pulled down nine boards while McKinnis had five boards and five assists.
The Loggers came out hot, shooting over 50 percent through much of the first half. On the defensive end, they held the Boxers (14-10, 7-9 NWC) to just 27.6 percent shooting in the first half and 31.6 percent in the game.
The Loggers steadily built their lead over the first half. McKinnis hit a layup at the halftime buzzer to put the Loggers up 38-24 for their largest lead of the night. The Boxers found their three-point stroke in the second half but never clawed closer than 10 points in the final 20 minutes.
Through the first 12 minutes of the second half, five of the Boxers' six made shots were three pointers. They went n to make five threes in the second half to keep the game within reach.
The Loggers used a 32-16 advantage in the paint to stay out in front and come away with the win.
The 2012-13 season wraps up tomorrow at 6 p.m. when the Loggers welcome George Fox to the Fieldhouse for Senior Day.