TACOMA, Washington – Samone Jackson scored 22 points and Elizabeth Prewitt netted 20 as the Puget Sound women's basketball team fended off a late run by Nebraska Wesleyan for a 77-69 win in the first day of the McArthur Classic in Memorial Fieldhouse on Friday night.
The Loggers (2-0) were up, 69-53, with 6:00 left in regulation when a 3-pointer by the Prairie Wolves' Kate Schulte sparked life into the visiting team. That 3-pointer started a 12-2 run for Nebraska Wesleyan, but Prewitt drove down the middle of the lane for two points, putting Puget Sound ahead, 73-65, with one minute left.
Jackson, Prewitt, and Mara Henderson made free-throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Alexis Noren notched her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She also added six steals and six assists.
Neither team shot well from the floor. The Prairie Wolves finished the night shooting 38.3 percent from the field, while the Loggers shot 37.8 percent.
Puget Sound's defense proved to be the difference, forcing Nebraska Wesleyan into 23 turnovers. In comparison, the Loggers committed 13 turnovers.
Puget Sound closes out the McArthur Classic against Cal Lutheran on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m.
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