Loggers eye NWC Tournament berth this weekend

Loggers eye NWC Tournament  berth this weekend

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's basketball enters this weekend as playoff hopeful when it conclude the 2017-18 regular season at Lewis & Clark, Saturday, Feb, 17, at 5 p.m.

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Lewis & Clark 

 WHERE 

 Portland, Ore. | Pamplin Sports Center  

 WHEN

 Saturday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m.

 LIVE 

 Stats & Video

 

The scenario

If Lewis & Clark loses to No. 15 George Friday, then the winner of Saturday's game will clinch a Northwest Conference Tournament berth. If the Pioneers lose Friday, but win Saturday, they will clinch the No. 4 seed by virtue of a 9-7 NWC record. However, the Pioneers lose Friday, and the Loggers win Saturday, then Puget Sound and Lewis & Clark will both have an 8-8 conference record, and the Loggers will own the head-to-head tie breaker. Puget Sound beat Lewis & Clark, 77-65, earlier this season in Memorial Fieldhouse (Jan. 19).

 

Sweeping the Lutes

Puget Sound beat its crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran, 71-36, on the road Tuesday this week. It stands as the Loggers' largest margin of victory since Puget Sound beat Colorado College, 94-45, Dec. 6, 2014. The Loggers won both of their matchups against Pacific Lutheran this season, and Puget Sound has won 19 consecutive games against the Lutes.

 

Grabbing 50 boards

Puget Sound came down with 58 rebounds against the Lutes Tuesday, finishing one rebound shy of their season-high mark (59 vs. Schreiner, Dec. 21). Puget Sound is 4-1 when it pulls down at least 50 rebounds in a game. Puget Sound leads the NWC in rebounding by averaging 43.4 boards per game.

 

15 double-doubles

Jamie Lange notched her 15th double-double of the season by scoring 15 points and pulling down 12 rebounds at Pacific Lutheran Tuesday. She leads the NWC in rebounding (11.6), and ranks third in scoring (16.7).

 

Prewitt in a groove

Elizabeth Prewitt has scored in double-digits in 11 consecutive games, and she has hit double-digits in 13 of her last 14 games. Through the past 11 contests, Prewitt is averaging 13.4 points per game and shooting 46 percent from the floor.

 

Cassidy cashing in

Sharpshooter Cassidy Daugherty hit a bit of a slump where she was shooting 2-for-15 (13 percent) from 3-point range over a three-game stretch. However, she has bounced back the past couple games, hitting nine of her last 15 attempts from distance (60 percent).

 

Scouting the Pioneers (13-10, 8-6 NWC)

Lewis & Clark has won three consecutive games, and the Pioneers can clinch a postseason berth if they upset No. 15 George Fox Friday night. Miyah Leith leads the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game, and Laren Wood is the team's top rebounder with 10.3 rebounds per game.