WALLA WALLA, Washington – Emily Sheldon scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Puget Sound women's basketball team to a 64-46 win over Whitman on Saturday afternoon.
Sheldon and Katy Ainslie added eight rebounds each while Ainslie also scored in the double-digits, bucketing 12 points. Amanda Forshay supplied an additional 10 rebounds to give the Loggers 46 total on the afternoon.
The Loggers (14-2, 5-2 NWC) opened the game on a 17-4 run through the first seven minutes of play that was capped off by a layup from Forshay.
Through the half, the Loggers continued to dominate the Missionaries (10-7, 5-3 NWC) by shooting 50 percent or above in all shooting categories. By halftime, Puget Sound had put up 40 points to the Missionaries 23.
To start the second half, Whitman went on a 16-5 run that cut the Loggers lead to eight points, 47-39.
However, down the stretch Puget Sound was able to hold off the Missionaries. Sheldon scored nine points in three and a half minutes to give the Loggers a sizeable lead as the minutes ticked down.
The Loggers shot 40 percent (22-for-55) from the floor, and held the Missionaries to just 27.7 percent (18-for-65). The Loggers also denied the Missionaries of any 3-pointers in the game.
Puget Sound looks to keep the wins rolling as it returns home to host Pacific Lutheran on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 6pm.
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