PARKLAND, Washington – Samone Jackson scored a career high 20 points, but the Puget Sound women's basketball team fell to Chicago 88-85 on Saturday evening.
Jackson, a freshman, scored 20 points for the first time in her young career. Emily Sheldon added 19 points and nine rebounds, while Alexis Noren was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field with 14 points, five boards, and five assists. Allie Wyszynski chipped in 10 points.
The two teams played an even game, battling basket for basket through the whole matchup. The game was tied seven times, and the Loggers (6-5) and Maroons (7-2) exchanged leads 16 times. With the game tied 85-85, Elizabeth Nye went to the free throw line for Chicago, making one free throw. Sheldon missed her jumper on the other end, and Puget Sound was forced to foul again. Stephanie Anderson made both of her free throws, leaving the Loggers a chance to tie the game with a three-pointer with eight seconds left. Sheldon's shot was just short at the buzzer, giving the Maroons the win.
Puget Sound shot 46.0 percent (29-for-63) from the field, while Chicago shot 50.9 percent (29-for-57). The Loggers were 8-for-23 (34.8 percent) from beyond the arc. The Maroons were 4-for-13 (30.8 percent) on 3-point shots. Puget Sound outrebounded Chicago 37-32.
Puget Sound will next play Willamette on Friday, January 8. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse.
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