TACOMA, Washington – Three players scored in double figures, as the Puget Sound women's basketball team defeated Northwest, 67-50, to begin the 2016-17 season.
Samone Jackson led the Loggers (1-0) with 21 points, while also recording three assists and three steals. The sophomore was 5-for-10 from beyond the arc. Elizabeth Prewitt chipped in 14 points, and Claire Fitzgerald scored 11. Puget Sound also had a big night on the glass, with Alexis Noren tallying 15 boards, and Drew Clark recording 14 rebounds. Noren's 15 rebounds are the most for a Logger in a game since January 28, 2012, when Lindsay Layland had 16.
The Loggers jumped out to a 5-0 lead, and led 23-13 after the first quarter. The Eagles (3-3) fought back, pulling within two points in the second quarter. Puget Sound led 34-29 at halftime. After halftime, the home team began to extend its lead, going on an 11-0 run, and outscoring Northwest 20-6 in the third quarter.
Puget Sound shot 33.8 percent from the field, while Northwest shot 28.8 percent. The Loggers were 8-for-27 (29.6 percent) from beyond the arc. The Eagles were 4-for-18 (22.2 percent) on 3-point shots. Puget Sound held a 61-43 rebounding edge, while recording 12 steals. The Loggers also tallied 19 assists in the game.
Puget Sound will next host the McArthur Classic this weekend. The Loggers will play Nebraska-Wesleyan on Friday at 6 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse.
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