Women's basketball hosts Linfield, Pacific this weekend

Women's basketball hosts Linfield, Pacific this weekend

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's basketball teams looks to maintain strong footing in the postseason race as the Loggers host Northwest Conference games against Linfield and Pacific this weekend.


WHO   Puget Sound vs. Linfield 
 WHEN   Feb. 1, 2019 | 6 p.m.
 WHERE   Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse 
 LINKS  Stats | Video (by Bates)


WHO   Puget Sound vs. Pacific 
 WHEN   Feb. 2, 2019 | 4 p.m.
 WHERE   Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse 
 LINKS  Stats | Video


Special Olympians

Puget Sound is proud to once again partner with the Metro Parks Tacoma Special Olympics. The Olympians will play full-court games during halftime of both the Puget Sound women's and men's games this Saturday.


Jammin' with Jamie

After a week in which she reached the 1,000-point milestone and dominated on the glass, Jamie Lange was named both the Logger of the Week and the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week. She became the third Puget Sound women's basketball member this season to be named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Gia Sorn and Cassidy Daugherty both earned the honor earlier this season.  Lange entered Puget Sound's game at Pacific Lutheran (Jan. 22) with 995 career points. She reached the millennial milestone just 3:30 into the game. Lange totaled 19 points and eight rebounds during the Loggers' 83-71 win over the Lutes. Three days later, Lange grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds during home loss against No. 14/12 George Fox, 67-60 (Jan. 25). Lange is the Northwest Conference's third-leading scorer (17.0) and second-leading rebounder (10.9).   


Broadcast by Bates

Bates Technical College, Puget Sound's neighbor down Union Street, will broadcast the men's and women's basketball games Friday night. Max Gun is on the play-by-play call for the Loggers. The games will be broadcast on Bates' YouTube Channel (click HERE).


A second shot

Linfield snapped Puget Sound's six-game winning streak earlier this season with a 91-84 overtime win in Oregon (Jan. 5). The Loggers had chances to clinch a victory at the free-throw line, but Puget Sound could not capitalize. Jamie Lange scored 24 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in the game. RaeAnn Allen scored 17 points against Linfield, shooting an efficient 7-for-13 from the floor. Elizabeth Prewitt netted 22 points, marking her fourth 20-point game of the season.


Keeping pace

Puget Sound has played three games against nationally-ranked teams this season. The Loggers narrowly lost at No. 10 George Fox, 63-62 (Dec. 1), but Puget Sound pulled off an upset at No. 24 Whitman, 75-67 (Jan. 19). In its second game against No. 14/12 George Fox, Puget Sound came up short, 67-60 (Jan. 25). Overall, Puget Sound's combined score against nationally-ranked teams is an even 197-197.


Top five

Several Loggers continue to rank top five in the Northwest Conference for a handful of statistics. Jamie Lange ranks third in scoring (17.0) and second in rebounding (10.9). She is also second in field-goal percentage (51.4 percent). Elizabeth Prewitt is the conference's fourth-leading scorer (16.9), and she ranks fifth in 3-point percentage (40.5 percent). Mara Henderson's 2.8 assist-turnover ratio is tops in the NWC. Gia Sorn second in the NWC for blocked shots per game (1.2), while Lange ranks fifth with 1.1 blocks per game.


Scouting Linfield (10-9, 6-4 NWC)

The Wildcats enter the weekend with three consecutive wins, and four wins in the their last five outings. Kory Oleson leads the NWC in scoring with 19.7 points per game, and Molly Danielson ranks second (19.6). Danielson is also the conference's third-leading rebounder (9.0). Linfield surrenders the second-most points per game (71.8) in the NWC.


Scouting Pacific (7-12, 1-9 NWC)

The Boxers have eight losses in their last nine games. The host George Fox Friday night, before traveling to Tacoma Saturday. Pacific ranks last in the NWC for rebounds per game (30.6). Courtney Carolan is the team's leading scorer (14.4), and Liana Tanaka closely follows (14.2).