Big second half lifts the Loggers past the Blazers, 75-54

Big second half lifts the Loggers past the Blazers, 75-54

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's basketball team won its first Doug McArthur Classic game of the weekend with a 75-54 triumph over College of St. Benedict on Friday evening. The Loggers begin their season with three-straight wins for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

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Amanda Forshay led Puget Sound (3-0) in scoring with 17 points on 6-for-18 shooting from the field. Katy Ainslie and Allie Wyszynski also scored in double figures for the Loggers, totaling 14 and 12 points, respectively. Forshay, Ainslie, and Wyszynski combined for a perfect 13-for-13 in free-throw attempts.

Despite shooting just 27 percent from the floor in the first half, Puget Sound held a 27-16 lead at halftime due in large part to its defense. The Loggers held the Blazers to just 21.9 percent from the floor in the opening period.

The Loggers exploded for 48 points in the second half, as Ainslie and Forshay combined for 23 points in the half. The Loggers went on an 11-3 run capped off by an Alexis Noren layup early in the second period. With just under four minutes left, Puget Sound pulled ahead by 20 points, 64-44, during a 14-2 run. The Loggers made four 3-pointers in the run, including two by Forshay.

The Loggers shot 51.5 percent from the field in the second half. Puget Sound dominated the glass and outrebounded the Blazers, 51-39.

The Loggers close out their portion of the McArthur Classic on Saturday, Nov. 22, against Concordia Moorhead at 6 p.m.


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