Ainslie's double-double pushes Loggers to win at Concordia

Ainslie's double-double pushes Loggers to win at Concordia

TACOMA, WashingtonKaty Ainslie posted her first double-double of the season as the Puget Sound women's basketball team picked up a win on the road at Concordia (Ore.) on Saturday night, 69-56.

The Loggers (5-0) open the season with their fifth-consecutive win, three of which have been away from home.

"Tonight was a great road win against a talented team," said Puget Sound head coach Loree Payne. "We had a solid night defensively, and our team defensive efforts continue to create offensive opportunities."

Ainslie recorded 25 points and 11 rebounds after shooting 9-for-18 from the field and 7-for-7 from the free-throw line. Ainslie finished with the second-highest point total of her career; she scored 30 points at Willamette on Feb. 15, 2014. 

"Katy stepped up and had an incredible night scoring and on the boards against some very good post players," said Payne. 

Emily Sheldon scored 15 points in the winning effort, and Amanda Forshay added eight points and eight rebounds. Puget Sound held a commanding 36-18 lead at halftime, thanks in large part to its defensive effort that limited Concordia to 18.5 percent from the floor in the opening period. 

The Loggers recorded several season-bests during the win, including rebounds (54), turnovers (nine), and shots attempted (75).

Puget Sound returns to the hardwood in the Pacific Northwest Tournament at Pacific Lutheran starting on Friday, Dec. 5, when the Loggers tipoff against UC-Santa Cruz at 6 p.m.


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