No. 6/10 women's basketball welcome "Whits" this weekend

No. 6/10 women's basketball welcome "Whits" this weekend

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's basketball team hosts a pair of pivotal Northwest Conference games this weekend. The Loggers will host 15/13 Whitman on Friday, before welcoming Whitworth to Memorial Fieldhouse on Saturday. 

 WHO

 No. 6/10 Puget Sound vs. No. 15/13 Whitman

 WHEN  

 Friday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. 

 WHERE

 Memorial Fieldhouse | Tacoma, Wash. 

 LIVE

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 WHO

 No. 6/10 Puget Sound vs. Whitworth

 WHEN  

 Saturday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m. 

 WHERE

 Memorial Fieldhouse | Tacoma, Wash. 

 LIVE

 Stats I Video

 SOCIAL MEDIA 

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Puget Sound's last week

The Loggers (20-1, 12-0 NWC) remained undefeated in league play last weekend. They defeated Lewis & Clark, 74-57, on Friday, before taking down Willamette, 76-64 on Saturday. Jamie Lange was named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week for her play, after she posted a 21 point, 18 rebound double-double against the Bearcats. She also scored 17 points and recorded seven boards in the win over the Pioneers.

Think Pink

Puget Sound Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representatives will be in attendance at the women's and men's basketball games on Friday to collect donations for the Carol Milgard Breast Center in Tacoma

Senior Day

Saturday's game against Whitworth is the final home game of the regular season, and will serve as Senior Day for the Loggers. Alexis Noren and Katie Holland will be honored for their contributions to the program.

Keep climbing

The Loggers rose one spot in the D3hoops.com poll this week. After going 2-0 over the weekend, Puget Sound now sits at No. 6 in the poll, which is the highest ranking for a Logger squad since they were No. 4 in the 2004-05 season. The team remained at No. 10 in the WBCA poll for the second consecutive week.

Keep it safe

Caitlin Malvar is in the Top-10 in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio. The freshman is No. 9 with a 2.56 ratio. She leads the Loggers, who are 25th in the country in the category (1.1).

Relentless pursuit

Alexis Noren averages double-figure scoring (11.7 ppg), but she provides a boost in many other ways as well. The senior is second on the team in rebounding (6.3 rpg), assists per game (3.6), and blocks per game (0.5).  She also leads the squad with 2.6 steals per game.

How it stands

The Loggers sit in first place in the Northwest Conference (12-0). Whitman (10-2) is currently in second place heading into this weekend's matchup. George Fox (9-3) is in third and Lewis & Clark (7-5) is in fourth. If the season were to end today, the Loggers would host Lewis & Clark, and Whitman would host George Fox in the first round of the NWC tournament.

Scouting the No. 15/13 Blues (19-2, 10-2 NWC)

Whitman College most recently defeated Linfield, 97-48, and Pacific, 76-63. The Blues, ranked No. 15/13 in the national polls, score 74.3 points per game. Chelsi Brewer leads the squad, scoring 13.3 ppg. Casey Poe (10.8 ppg) and Emily Rommel (10.0 ppg) also score in double figures. Rommel leads the Blues in rebounding, pulling down 7.0 rebounds per game. Puget Sound defeated Whitman 73-71 in overtime, in their first meeting this season (Jan. 14).

Scouting the Pirates (9-12, 5-7 NWC)

Whitworth University most recently fell to Pacific, 62-47, after defeating Linfield, 86-76. The Pirates score 63.3 points per game, led by Callie Harwood (12.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg). Grace Douglas (12.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg) and Madison Moffat (11.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg) also score in double figures. Moffat leads the Pirates in rebounding. The Loggers took down Whitworth, 78-71, in the teams' first meeting this year (Jan. 13).  

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