Loggers welcome Pacific and Linfield to Memorial Fieldhouse

Photo by Kurt DeVoe.
Photo by Kurt DeVoe.

TACOMA, Washington – For the first time in a month the Puget Sound women's basketball team plays at home when the Loggers host Pacific (Jan. 10) and Linfield (Jan. 11) in Memorial Fieldhouse. Puget Sound's last home game was Dec. 11 when it beat Evergreen State, 72-58.

 WHO 

 Puget Sound vs. Pacific  

 WHERE 

 Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse 

 WHEN 

 Friday, Jan. 10 | 6 p.m.

 LIVE

 Stats | Video

 

 WHO 

 Puget Sound vs. Linfield  

 WHERE 

 Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse 

 WHEN 

 Saturday, Jan. 11 | 4 p.m.

 LIVE

 Stats | Video

 

The best on the boards

Jamie Lange – the reigning Northwest Conference Player of the Year - became Puget Sound's all-time leading rebounder when she grabbed 12 boards at Whitman (Jan. 3). Lange surpassed Trish Armstrong's (1983-86) record of 912 rebounds. In the opening game of the 2019-20 season, Lange set Puget Sound's single-game record with 24 rebounds against Cal Lutheran. Lange enters the weekend as the NWC's leading rebounder with 13.1 rebounds per game. She has seven double-doubles this season.

 

Looking for traction

Puget Sound began the 2020 calendar year the same way it ended the 2019 calendar year – with a win and a loss. The Loggers lost at No. 13 Whitman (Jan. 3), 60-51, but bounced back with a 75-58 victory at Whitworth (Jan. 4).

 

Rae's shining through

After totaling just two points in each of the last two games of the 2019 year, RaeAnn Allen started off 2020 with 10 points at Whitman (Jan. 3) and 13 points at Whitworth (Jan. 4). She shot 8-for-15 (53.3-percent) from the floor between those two games.

 

Daugherty throwing darts

Cassidy Daugherty has shot 50-percent or better from 3-point range in four of her last five games. During that stretch, Daugherty is shooting 57.6-percent (19-for-33) from beyond the arc.

 

Building blocks

Gia Sorn continues to be the NWC's leading shot blocker (2.1 per game). She has totaled three or more blocks in four games, including a season-best five blocks against Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Dec. 22).

 

Scouting Pacific (9-3, 3-0 NWC)

The Boxers upset No. 9 George Fox, 61-47, earlier this week (Jan. 7). Four Pacific starters scored in double figures. Overall this season, the Boxers do not shoot particularly well from 3-point range (31.0-percent), and Pacific's 37.4 rebounds per game ranks seventh out of nine NWC teams. However, the Boxers commit the second-fewest turnovers per game (14.4). Courtney Carolan (14.5) and Camy Aguinaldo (14.4) are the Boxers' leading scorers.

 

Scouting Linfield (6-5, 0-2 NWC)

The Wildcats began their conference season with losses against Pacific and George Fox. Still, Linfield enters the weekend as the conference's second-best scoring offense with 71.6 points per game. Molly Danielson is tied for the NWC lead in scoring (18.1), and she is conference's second-leading rebounder (11.6).