Loggers to compete in Pacific Northwest Tournament

Loggers to compete in Pacific Northwest Tournament

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's basketball team is set to play in the Pacific Northwest Tournament at Pacific Lutheran this weekend. The Loggers will play Illinois Wesleyan on Friday, December 18, before taking on Chicago on Saturday, December 19.

 WHEN 

 Friday, Dec. 18, vs. Illinois Wesleyan | 6:00 p.m. 

 WHERE 

 Olson Gymnasium | Parkland, Wash. 

 LIVE

 Stats I Video

 TWITTER

 @PSwbasketball I @PSLoggers

 

 WHEN 

 Saturday, Dec. 19, vs. Chicago | 4:00 p.m. 

 WHERE 

 Olson Gymnasium | Parkland, Wash. 

 LIVE

 Stats I Video

 TWITTER

 @PSwbasketball I @PSLoggers

 

Puget Sound's Last Game

The Loggers (6-3) defeated Evergreen State 70-56 on December 9. Alexis Noren led the team with 19 points, nine boards, and six steals. Emily Sheldon chipped in 16 points.

Senior on fire

Emily Sheldon is currently scoring 20.3 points per game, which ranks second in the Northwest Conference. She has twice been named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week already this season. The senior dropped a career-high 34 points in the Loggers' 76-69 win in overtime at Pacific Lutheran earlier this year, before scoring 18 points in a loss at George Fox. Sheldon also adds 5.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.1 steals per game.

Noren on board

Alexis Noren leads the Loggers, and is second in the league for rebounding. The junior is averaging 8.1 rebounds per game. She is averaging 13.3 ppg and has recorded three double-doubles this season, including 19 points and 12 rebounds during the Loggers' overtime win at PLU.

Scouting the Titans (3-5)

Illinois Wesleyan University is located in Bloomington, Illinois, and the team competes in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. The Titans are 1-4 in their last five games, most recently falling to Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The team is scoring 60.9 points per game with a field goal percentage of 37.6. Rebekah Ehresman (16.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg) leads the team in scoring and rebounding, while Molly McGraw (10.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg) also averages double-figure scoring. The Loggers and Titans have played once before, a 73-54 Illinois Wesleyan victory in 2008.

Scouting the Maroons (5-2)

The University of Chicago is located in Chicago, Illinois, and the team competes in the University Athletic Association. The Titans most recently fell on the road to North Park 70-54. The team is averaging 64.0 points per game with a field goal percentage of 44.9. Brittany Nordstrom (13.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg) leads the squad in scoring, while Olariche Obi (10.7 ppg, 9.1 rpg) leads the team in rebounding.

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