SALEM, Oregon – The Puget Sound women's basketball team continued to roll as the Loggers topped Willamette, 64-59, on Saturday. The Loggers have now won six of their last seven games, and the one loss during that stretch was a close contest against No. 2/3 George Fox.
Emily Sheldon and Samone Jackson both scored 14 points in the win. Sheldon added six rebounds and five assists, while Jackson shot 5-for-10 from the floor. Alexis Noren contributed 10 points and six rebounds for the Loggers (14-7, 9-3 NWC), while Allie Wyszynski chipped in eight points and eight boards.
The Bearcats (12-9, 4-8 NWC) held a 15-11 lead late in the first quarter, but Noren's jumper followed by a 3-pointer from Jackson gave the Loggers a one-point edge through the first 10 minutes. The Loggers maintained a slight edge going into halftime, 30-27.
Willamette kept pace in the third and made it a two-point game, 45-43, entering the fourth quarter. A 3-pointer by the Bearcats' Kylie Towry made it a one-point game, 56-55, with just over one minute to play. The Loggers kept their poise in the ensuing possession, however, as Jackson's and-one layup helped seal the victory.
Puget Sound is back on the road at Linfield on Friday, Feb. 12, for a 6 p.m. tipoff.
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