TACOMA, Washington – Katy Ainslie was named the Most Valuable Player of the Johns Hopkins Tip-Off Tournament as the Puget Sound women's basketball team beat the host school, 83-54, to win the tournament title on Sunday afternoon.
Ainslie scored 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting from the field and a perfect 6-for-6 from the line. She added nine rebounds in the winning effort. Amanda Forshay filled the stat sheet with 16 points, six rebounds, four steals, three assists, and a couple of three-pointers for the Loggers (2-0).
Ainslie, Forshay, and Alexis Noren were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Puget Sound held the Blue Jays (1-1) to just 28.3 percent from the field, including a 1-for-13 showing from behind the arc. The Loggers shot 7-for-16 (43.8 percent) from three-point range.
The Loggers jumped out to a 13-0 lead to open the game. The run included six points by Ainslie on two free-throws, a lay up, and a jumper. Puget Sound carried a 47-24 lead into halftime.
The Loggers eclipsed the 80-point mark when Ally Wyszynski hit a jump shot to give Puget Sound an 81-51 lead with 2:21 left in the game.
"I'm so proud of how our team played today on both ends of the floor," said Puget Sound head coach Loree Payne. "Our defense was solid for 40 minutes, and a lot of players stepped up and contributed offensively. It was a great team win, and Johns Hopkins is a very good team. They hosted a first-class tournament."
The Loggers open their home schedule in the McArthur Classic starting on Friday, Nov. 21.
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