Women's basketball clinches No. 2 seed on Senior Night

Women's basketball clinches No. 2 seed on Senior Night

TACOMA, Washington – The No. 21 Puget Sound women's basketball team beat No. 20 Whitworth, 82-78, at Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday night. With the win, the Loggers clinch the No. 2 seed of the Northwest Conference Tournament and will host Whitworth on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

Prior to the game, Puget Sound honored its senior class: Ashley Agcaoili, Katy Ainslie, Amanda Forshay, Hannah Lekson, Olivia Roberts, and Erin Stumbaugh.

Emily Sheldon led the Loggers in scoring with 17 points, and Forshay came up one rebound shy of a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds. Ainslie added 12 points in the winning effort.

The Loggers held a 36-30 lead at halftime, but a 3-pointer by Roberts gave Puget Sound its first double-digit lead, 56-46, with just over 11 minutes left in the second half. Less than three minutes later, Forshay converted on a three-point play to push the Loggers' lead to a game-high 14 points, 65-51.  

The Pirates made a late run and came to within 80-76, but a pair of Forshay free-throws sealed the victory in the regular-season finale. 

 

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