TACOMA, Washington – After opening its home schedule during the Doug McArthur Classic, the Puget Sound women's basketball team will get a second helping of the home crowd when it hosts Warner Pacific Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m.
|WHO||Puget Sound vs. Warner Pacific|
|WHEN||Friday, Nov. 23 | 6 p.m.|
|WHERE||Memorial Fieldhouse | Tacoma, Wash.|
Puget Sound starts the season with a 1-1 record, split between a road and home contest. The Loggers won their first game of the season at Multnomah, 73-61, Nov. 10. Puget Sound made its home debut as part of the Doug McArthur Classic, Nov. 17, and came up just short against Trinity (Tex.), 57-55.
Stuffing the stat sheet
First-year Logger Gia Sorn earned Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week after her first game with Puget Sound. Sorn scored 25 points and pulled down 14 boards during the Loggers' win at Multnomah. Through two games this season, Sorn is averaging 18 points, nine rebounds, and shooting 66.7 percent from the floor.
Elizabeth Prewitt needed just 14 minutes on the floor to score 18 points at Multnomah. She dropped 16 points in 25 minutes against Trinity (Tex.). Through two games (39 minutes) this season, Prewitt is averaging 17 points per game while shooting 51.9 percent from the floor, 100 percent from the free-throw line, and 40.0 percent from 3-point range.
The Loggers' 42.0 rebounds per game ranks second the Northwest Conference, and this is before the conference's reigning rebound champion – Jamie Lange – returns to the hardwood following a long soccer season. The Loggers led the NWC in rebounding last year with 43.4 boards per game, and Lange had a conference-best 11.5 rebounds per game. So far this season, Gia Sorn averages 9.0 rebounds per game, Mara Henderson averages 6.5, and RaeAnn Allen averages 6.0.
Their last meeting
The Loggers and Knights met in Portland early last year, and the Loggers came away with a 68-65 victory. Jamie Lange notched a double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds), while Elizabeth Prewitt (14 points) and Mara Henderson (10 points) both scored in double figures.
Scouting Warner Pacific (3-0, 0-0 CCC)
An NAIA member out of the Cascade Collegiate Conference, the Knights have wins over Northwest Conference members Willamette and Linfield this season. Gabriella Bruno is the team's leading scorer with 14.3 points per game, and Deepika Kapil is tough on the glass with 10.3 rebounds per game. The Knights are scoring 80.3 points per game, while shooting 41.0 percent from the floor.