TACOMA, Washington – The No. 6/10 Puget Sound women's basketball team clinched the Northwest Conference regular-season title with a 78-58 triumph over Whitworth in Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday evening. It's the program's first outright NWC regular-season title since joining the NCAA D-III ranks.
The Loggers have shared the NWC crown three times: 2007-08 (George Fox), 2006-07 (George Fox), 2003-04 (Whitman).
Noren filled the stat sheet against the Pirates (10-13, 6-8 NWC). The Milwaukie, Oregon, native scored 11 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out five assists, and came away with four steals.
Jamie Lange finished with her third consecutive double-double by scoring a game-high 21 points and pulling down 16 rebounds.
Puget Sound continues its schedule at crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m.
Along with the regular-season title, Puget Sound clinches the NWC Tournament's No. 1 seed. The Loggers will host the first round of the playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 23.
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