Women's basketball tops Whitman, 72-65, on Senior Night

Women's basketball tops Whitman, 72-65, on Senior Night

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's team closed out its 2015-16 regular season with a win over Whitman in Memorial Fieldhouse, but it's the Loggers' next game against the Missionaries that carries more weight.

The Loggers (18-7, 13-3 NWC) beat Whitman for the second time this season, 72-65, on Saturday evening. Puget Sound will host Whitman (17-7, 10-6 NWC) for a Northwest Conference semifinal matchup on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. This marks the second-consecutive year in which Puget Sound hosts a semifinal bout.

Prior to tipoff, the Loggers honored their three senior members and respective families: Emily Sheldon, Allie Wyszysnki, and team manager Tori Bridges.

Sheldon led all players with 23 points, 10 of which came from the free-throw line (10-for-14). Wysznski totaled seven points and seven rebounds, and she connected on her lone 3-point attempt.

Samone Jackson finished with 15 points and four assists, while Alexis Noren chipped in with 13 points, seven rebounds, and four dimes.

Puget Sound fought back from a 34-29 deficit at halftime by shooting 56.5 percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes. On the other end of the floor, the Logger defense forced the Missionaries into nine turnovers during the second half.



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