Loggers' Winning Streak Snapped In NWC-Opener

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Puget Sound women's basketball team suffered a 66-52 loss at Whitman in its conference opener on Friday. The loss snapped the Loggers (6-2, 0-1 NWC) six-game winning streak.

The Loggers held a lead for the majority of the first 10 minutes, leading by as much as four after a layup from Allie Wyszynski. However, Mary Madden's jumper gave the Missionaries (6-1, 1-0 NWC) a 15-13 lead with 9:45 to go in the first half – a lead that they would hold the rest of the way.

Sarah Stewart led the Loggers with nine points and six rebounds while Kelsey McKinnis had seven points and Amanda Forshay added eight points off the bench.

The Missionaries took a 32-22 lead into the locker room at halftime but the Loggers came out on a run and cut the lead in half. Just over four minutes into the second half, Stewart's layup pulled the Loggers within five at 37-32.

That would be as close as the Loggers would get as the Missionaries continued to pull away late in the second half. Heather Johns and Sarah Anderegg each had 20 points for the Missionaries while Tiffani Traver added 10 to the effort, combining for 50 of the hosts' 66 points.

The Loggers held Whitman to just 36.4 percent shooting on the night and 1-of-17 from the three-point line. However, the Missionaries outrebounded the Loggers 50-34, including 25-12 on the offensive end, to key the victory. Twelve of Meghan White's game-high 16 boards came off the offensive glass.

The Loggers will look to get back to their winning ways tomorrow when they face Whitworth in Spokane, Wash. at 6 p.m.