Portland, Oregon – Emily Sheldon continued her high scoring marks with a team-high 18 points as the Puget Sound women's basketball team defeated Lewis & Clark, 69-53, on Saturday evening.
The Pioneers (8-15, 5-9 NWC) scored the first points of the night for their only lead of the game. The Loggers (20-3, 11-3 NWC) then went on a 17-4 run capped off by a layup from Hannah Leskon to take out a comfortable lead with 12:41 to go.
The Loggers continued their sharp shooting in the half going 18-for-32 from the field for 56.3 percent shooting while also adding six 3-pointers. Sheldon and Forshay scored in the double-digits in the half with 13 and 12 points, respectfully.
At halftime, the Loggers held a 21-point lead over the Pioneers, 47-26.
Lewis & Clark had an early second half 15-4 run that tightened the score to 57-45 with 11:20 remaining.
However, the Loggers were able to hold off the Pioneers to close out the half. Puget Sound finished on a 10-4 run including two blocks and three steals in the last six minutes to secure the win.
The Loggers shot 49.0 percent (24-for-49) from the floor, and held the Pioneers to 41.1 percent (23-for-56). The Loggers bested Lewis & Clark in rebounds, 33-30.
Puget Sound looks to carry this offensive surge into its next contest as it hosts Whitman on Friday, Feb. 20 at 6pm.
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