Women's basketball heads to Whitman for NWC Tournament

Women's basketball heads to Whitman for NWC Tournament

TACOMA, Washington – For the fifth time in six years, the Puget Sound women's basketball team prepares for the Northwest Conference Tournament. The Loggers travel to Walla Walla, Washington to take on Whitman Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m.

 

WHO   Puget Sound at Whitman 
 WHEN   Feb. 21, 2019 | 6 p.m.
 WHERE   Walla Walla, Wash. 
 LINKS  Stats & Video

 

Best of the best

Jamie Lange is the 2018-19 Northwest Conference Player of the Year, the NWC announced Wednesday. She's the fourth Logger in program history to earn the honor. Click HERE to read more.

 

Two for three

Jamie Lange and Elizabeth Prewitt both received All-NWC honors for the third consecutive year, the NWC announced Wednesday. Prewitt is an All-NWC First Team selection after being on the Second Team the previous two years. Lange earned All-NWC First Team for the second consecutive year.

 

Giving 'em the Blues

Puget Sound's 60-55 win over No. 25 Whitman in Memorial Fieldhouse Feb. 15 knocked the Blues out of the D3hoops national rankings. It was also the Loggers' second victory over Whitman this season. In Walla Walla Jan. 19, Puget Sound topped No. 24 Whitman, 75-67.

 

Let's get physical

Puget Sound is the NWC's top rebounding team (41.8), and Whitman ranks second (40.7). Jamie Lange leads all NWC players with 11.6 rebounds per game.

 

Behind the scenes

Mara Henderson has quietly been a key component to Puget Sound's success. Although she averages 6.5 points per game, Henderson ranks third in the NWC for 3-point shooting (41.3 percent), and she is tied for the NWC in assist-to-turnover ration (2.2). Henderson has started all 24 games, and she leads the Loggers in minutes per game (28.7).

 

Scouting Whitman (19-6, 13-3 NWC)

The Blues finished the regular season in second place in the NWC, one game ahead of the Loggers. Makenna Stone and Maddy Burdett were both named to the All-NWC First Team, and Maegan Martin was named an All-NWC Honorable Mention. The Blues finished the regular season as the NWC's top scoring offense (76.2 points per game), and the scoring defense (60.3) is the second-best in the NWC.