Loggers take down Lutes, 76-63, in crosstown clash

Loggers take down Lutes, 76-63, in crosstown clash

TACOMA, WashingtonAmanda Forshay recorded her fourth double-double of the season, as the Puget Sound women's basketball defeated Pacific Lutheran, 76-63.

Forshay went 5-for-9 from the field to score 13 points on the night and added another 13 rebounds. Katy Ainslie also scored 13 in the Loggers win.

The game began with Pacific Lutheran taking an early two point lead until Puget Sound went on a 13-0 run with 10:03 remaining. Following the run, which included six points from Hannah Lekson, the Loggers led 21-8. 

The Lutes then went on an 8-0 run with 5:10 remaining, in which they scored two 3-pointers that cut the Loggers lead to 29-20.

Puget Sound finished out the half on five straight points from Forshay. Defensively, the Loggers held the Lutes to 33.3 percent shooting from the field in the period. At halftime, the Loggers lead PLU by 12, 34-22.

The Loggers started the second half on a 15-4 run in which six different players contributed points. With 14:04 to play, Puget Sound had its largest lead of the night, 49-26. 

Pacific Lutheran made comeback attempts in the second half including an11-3 run at the 7:27 mark, but the Loggers still held a sizeable 62-47 lead. 

Down the stretch, the Loggers held onto this lead and fought off the Lutes to win. 

The Loggers recorded 20 more rebounds than the Lutes (45-25) and held them to 40.0 percent (20-for-50) shooting from the field for the game. As a team, the Loggers went 27-for-62 to shoot 43.5 percent from the field. They also shot over 80 percent from the free throw line.

Puget Sound returns to action on Friday, Jan. 30 to host George Fox at 6pm.



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