Layland's 16 Boards Leads Loggers To Dominating Win

Layland's 16 Boards Leads Loggers To Dominating Win

TACOMA, Wash. – A late first half run opened up the game and led the Puget Sound women's basketball team to a 67-47 win over Pacific on Friday. The Loggers (11-8, 7-3 NWC) ended the first half on a 13-1 run to gain control of the game.

Lindsay Layland put forth a solid effort in the paint, pulling down 16 rebounds to lead the Loggers. As a team, the Loggers used a 46-26 rebounding advantage to key the victory over the Boxers (10-8, 3-7 NWC).

Heather Hitch had a game-high 16 points to lead the Boxers. She scored 13 of her 16 points in the second half. The Boxers shot just 29.8 percent as a team, including 19.2 percent in the first half.

Kelsey McKinnis led the Loggers scoring effort with 12 points and Amanda Forshay added 11 points as the only Loggers in double digits. The Loggers shot 54.2 percent as a team.

After the teams traded leads a handful of times in the first half, the Loggers used a late 13-1 run to pull away. Hitch's only field goal of the first half gave the Boxers their final lead with 7:12 remaining in the first half. Sha'Ran Lowe drained a pair of free throws to put the Loggers back in front for good as they wouldn't trail the rest of the way.

The Boxers went with final 7:12 of the half without a made field goal as the Loggers went on a 13-1 run to open a 28-17 lead at the half.

The Loggers continued to keep a hot hand in the second half as they cruised to the win.

The Loggers hit the road next week to make their trip to eastern Washington. They will face Whitworth on Friday and Whitman on Saturday.