SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The Puget Sound women's basketball rode a solid defensive performance to it fifth straight win. The Loggers (5-1) defeated La Verne 56-49 in the first game of the Hampton Inn Classic.
The Loggers limited the Leopards to just 29 percent shooting in the game to key the victory. The Leopards also shot just 17.9 percent from behind the three-point line and 33.3 percent at the free throw line.
Kelsey McKinnis led the Loggers as the only scorer in double digits with 19 points. She also had seven rebounds. Emily Sheldon also had nine points to lead the Loggers' bench to a 21-9 advantage over the Leopards.
Tynne McClure was the only Leopard in double digits with 11 points. She also had seven boards to lead the team. Sarah Stewart led the Logger with 10 rebounds, nine of which came on the defensive end.
The Loggers will take on the hosts of the tournament, UC Santa Cruz, tomorrow at 2 p.m. The Loggers will look to avenge a season-opening loss to the Banana Slugs in Memorial Fieldhouse.