TACOMA, Washington – The No. 21 Puget Sound women's basketball team beat No. 20 Whitworth, 82-78, at Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday night. With the win, the Loggers clinch the No. 2 seed of the Northwest Conference Tournament and will host Whitworth on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
Emily Sheldon led the Loggers in scoring with 17 points, and Forshay came up one rebound shy of a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds. Ainslie added 12 points in the winning effort.
The Loggers held a 36-30 lead at halftime, but a 3-pointer by Roberts gave Puget Sound its first double-digit lead, 56-46, with just over 11 minutes left in the second half. Less than three minutes later, Forshay converted on a three-point play to push the Loggers' lead to a game-high 14 points, 65-51.
The Pirates made a late run and came to within 80-76, but a pair of Forshay free-throws sealed the victory in the regular-season finale.
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