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Sunday, August 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
Lady Loggers wipe out Lutes

Amanda Forshay paced four Lady Loggers in double figures with 17 points as Puget Sound blew away their cross-town rivals Pacific Lutheran by a score of 74-46 Wednesday at Memorial Fieldhouse. Kelsey McKinnis added 11 points while Taylor Jones and Katy Ainslie chipped in with 10 points apiece for Puget Sound.

PLU got of to a great start, opening up a 20-15 lead midway through the first half, but the Lady Loggers took command after that and cruised to the easy victory to improve their Northwest Conference record to 1-2 (8-4 overall) while PLU fell to 0-3 in conference play (3-7 overall).

Both teams struggled to find the bottom of the net in the first half. While the Lady Loggers held a slim seven-point lead at the half while shooting only 34 percent, the Lady Lutes could not do much better, managing a similarly paltry 37 percent from the field. The difference came when the Loggers took away a lot of the inside play from Lute standout Samantha Potter, with Ainslie and Forshay providing most of the help down low. Another factor was the production from the Lady Logger bench, which contributed 37 points to the cause while the Lady Lutes could manage only 11 points from their bench.

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