SALEM, Oregon – Samone Jackson scored a career-high 26 points as the women's basketball team picked up a 71-63 road win at Corban on Tuesday afternoon.
Jackson shot 8-for-18 from the floor and 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. She also connected on four of 10 attempts from 3-point range. The sophomore's previous career-high was 25 points in a win at Lewis & Clark during the 2015-16 season.
No other Logger (4-0) scored in double figures, but senior Alexis Noren filled the stat sheet despite a tough game shooting the ball. Noren finished eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals to go along with seven points.
Puget Sound shot just 36.8 percent from the field, and the Warriors (5-2) shot 45.3 percent. However, the Loggers took good care of the rock and committed just eight turnovers. Corban, on the other hand, committed 18 turnovers. Puget also won the battle on the boards, 41-36.
The Loggers held a 26-25 lead at halftime, but the Warriors came out of the break on a mission and took a 53-46 lead by the end of the fourth quarter.
Jackson saved her best for the final quarter as she netted 12 points in the last 10 minutes. Jackson's 3-pointer just one minute into the fourth gave the Loggers a 54-53 edge, and Puget Sound maintained a lead for the rest of the game.
The Loggers open conference play when they host Linfield on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.
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