Women's basketball returns to Memorial Fieldhouse

Women's basketball returns to Memorial Fieldhouse

TACOMA, Washington – For the first time since Dec. 5, the Puget Sound women's basketball team hosts a game in Memorial Fieldhouse Friday, Jan. 11, when the Loggers tipoff against Willamette at 6 p.m. Puget Sound also hosts Lewis & Clark Saturday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m.

 

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. Willamette 
 WHEN   Jan. 11, 2019 | 6 p.m.
 WHERE   Memorial Fieldhouse | Tacoma, Wash. 
 LINKS  Stats | Video

 

WHO   Puget Sound vs. Lewis & Clark 
 WHEN   Jan. 12, 2019 | 4 p.m.
 WHERE   Memorial Fieldhouse | Tacoma, Wash. 
 LINKS  Stats | Video

 

 

Coming home

The Loggers' last six games were away from Tacoma, and Puget Sound posted a 5-1 record during that stretch. The Loggers won two games in Parkland, Washington during the Pacific Northwest Tournament hosted by Pacific Lutheran. Puget Sound won two more contests in Honolu, Hawaii as part of the Street Shine Invitational. The Loggers returned to Northwest Conference action on the road, beating Pacific (Jan. 4) before losing in double overtime at Linfield (Jan. 5).

 

Milestones

Senior Elizabeth Prewitt eclipsed 1,000 points for her career during the Loggers' win against Nichols in the Pacific Northwest Tournament (Dec. 15). Just a few days later, Jamie Lange notched her 600th career rebound  when the Loggers beat Chapman in Honolulu (Dec. 20). Lange ranks No. 9 on Puget Sound's all-time rebounder list.

 

Just Prewitt

Elizabeth Prewitt enters this weekend as the NWC's third-leading scorer with 17.5 points per game. She also ranks fifth in field-goal percentage (50.3 percent) and 12th in rebound (5.7).

 

RaeAnn rising

RaeAnn Allen scored a career-high 17 points at Linfield (Jan. 5), and she has scored in double digits five times this season. Allen's shot selection has been superb, as the guard ranks third in the NWC for field-goal percentage with a 51.8 percent mark.

 

Bountiful boards

The Loggers enter the weekend tied with Pacific Lutheran for the most rebounds per game (43.6) in the NWC. Jamie Lange's 10.0 rebounds per game ranks second in the conference.

 

Conference landscape           

Entering this weekend, both George Fox and Whitman are 4-0 in NWC play. Whitworth holds a 3-1 NWC mark, while Puget Sound is tied with Pacific Lutheran and Linfield at 2-2. Lewis & Clark is 1-3, followed by Willamette (1-4) and Pacific (0-5).

 

Scouting Willamette (6-8, 1-4 NWC)

The Bearcats are 1-2 in the new calendar year. Willamette topped Pacific, 51-49, Tuesday this week. Britanny Kochenderfer is the NWC's leading rebounder with 12.1 boards per game. Her 14.0 points per game also leads the team. Willamette's 56.1 points per game ranks last in the NWC, but the 60.4 points allowed per game is the third-best mark in the conference.

 

Scouting Lewis & Clark (2-11, 1-3 NWC)

The Pioneers are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak, and they play at Pacific Lutheran Friday night (Jan. 11). Only Willamette averages fewer points per game than Lewis & Clark's 57.2. The Pioneers rank last in field-goal percentage with a 35.9 percent mark. Delsie Johnson leads the team in both scoring (12.3) and rebounding (9.1).