Women's basketball set for final road trip

Credit: Ronnie Glover, d3photography.com
Credit: Ronnie Glover, d3photography.com

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's basketball team is set for its final road trip of the regular season this weekend. The Loggers will take on Linfield on Friday evening, before traveling to Pacific on Saturday afternoon.

 WHEN 

 Friday, Feb. 12, at Linfield | 6:00 p.m. 

 WHERE 

 Ted Wilson Gymnasium | McMinnville, Ore. 

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 WHEN 

 Saturday, Feb. 13, at Pacific | 4:00 p.m. 

 WHERE 

 Stoller Center | Forest Grove, Ore. 

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Where they stand

With two weekends remaining in the regular season, the Loggers (14-7, 9-3 NWC) currently sit in second place in Northwest Conference standings. No. 2 ranked George Fox (12-0 NWC) is ahead of Puget Sound, while Whitman and Whitworth are a game back at 8-4.

Loggers in the news

Two Loggers leaders have been written up recently in the media. Emily Sheldon was featured in a story on d3hoops.com. Read the article here. A column about Alexis Noren also recently appeared in the Tacoma News Tribune. Read the column here.  

Steady Sheldon

Emily Sheldon has earned four Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors this season. The senior is second in the league in scoring with 19.4 points per game. She also leads the conference in assists per game (3.5), and is seventh in rebounding (6.8). Sheldon became Puget Sound's No. 9 all-time leading scorer during the Loggers' upset win at No. 21 Whitman on Jan. 22.

Hustle stats

As a team, the Loggers are third in the Northwest Conference in assists per game (14.5) and steals (9.3). Individually, Emily Sheldon is ranked first in total assists (74), while Alexis Noren is just behind with 72. Noren is third in total steals in the conference, with 55, while Samone Jackson is fourth (47), and Sheldon sits in sixth (42).

Efficiency is key  

Alexis Noren continues to lead the NWC with a 53.2 field goal percentage, and is one of four players in the Northwest Conference to shoot over 50 percent on the year. The junior has also pulled down the most offensive rebounds (60) in the league, and is ranked third in total steals (51).

Fab freshman

Samone Jackson is second on the Loggers in scoring with 13.0 points per game. She is also ranked second in the league in 3-point percentage (43.5). The freshman set a new career-high in points last weekend, scoring 25 points to help lead Puget Sound over Lewis & Clark.

Scouting the Wildcats (12-10, 5-8 NWC)

Linfield most recently fell to Pacific Lutheran (70-65), before defeating Lewis & Clark (59-54). The team is scoring 66.2 points per game, with a field goal percentage of 40.5. Quincey Gibson (11.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg) leads the squad in scoring. Jessica McMillan (8.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg) leads the team, and is second in the NWC, in rebounding. The Loggers defeated the Wildcats, 77-54, the first time the two teams met earlier this year (Jan. 16).

Scouting the Boxers (10-11, 5-7 NWC)

Pacific most recently upset Whitman, 50-46, before falling to Whitworth, 73-64. The team is averaging 61.1 points per game, with a field goal percentage of 38.7. Sarah Curl (17.9 ppg, 7.0 rpg) leads the Boxers in scoring and rebounding, while Karli McHone (13.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg) also averages double figure scoring. Curl is third in the NWC in scoring and fourth in rebounding. McHone leads the league in 3-point percentage (45.4) and is fifth in scoring. Puget Sound fell to Pacific in overtime (78-70), in the first meeting between the teams on Jan. 15.

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