Loggers prepare for two more NWC road games

Loggers prepare for two more NWC road games

TACOMA, Washington – Two more road games are on the docket for the Puget Sound women's basketball team this weekend. The Loggers tipoff at Pacific, Friday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m., and then play at Linfield, Saturday, Jan. 13, at 4 p.m.

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Pacific

 WHERE 

 Forest Grove, Ore. | Stoller Center  

 WHEN

 Friday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m.

 LIVE 

 Stats  |  Video

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Linfield

 WHERE 

 McMinnville, Ore. | Ted Wilson Gymnasium  

 WHEN

 Saturday, Jan. 13, 4 p.m.

 LIVE 

 Stats  |  Video

 

On the road again

This weekend marks the Loggers' eighth and ninth consecutive games away from Memorial Fieldhouse. Puget Sound was local for the Pacific Lutheran Tournament (Dec. 16-17), but the Loggers traveled as far as San Antonio, Texas, for two games hosted by Trinity (Dec. 20-21).

 

OT heartache

The Loggers suffered two overtime losses during their current road stretch. Puget Sound lost against Benedictine (Ill.), 82-75, during the Pacific Lutheran Tournament. In their most recent game, the Loggers lost at Willamette, 65-64, in overtime (Jan. 6).

 

Jamie's jammin'

Jamie Lange leads the Northwest Conference in rebounding (12.2) and is tied for first in scoring (16.9). Lange's 53.5 field-goal percentage is fifth in the league.

 

Better on boards

Loggers lead the NWC in rebounds per game (45.2), nearly four more rebounds per game than the next NWC team (Whitman, 41.4). Despite the overtime loss at Willamette, Puget Sound dominated on the glass, 46-28. The Loggers had a season-high 59 rebounds during their win over Schreiner (Dec. 21).

 

Playing the percentages

The Loggers continue to lead the league in defensive field-goal percentage, limiting the opposition to 36.5 percent from the floor. Offensively, the Loggers have been up and down shooting the ball. Puget Sound ranks sixth with a 39.0 field-goal percentage.

 

Scouting Pacific (2-10, 1-3 NWC)

The Boxers opened the season with nine consecutive losses, but they have won two of their last three games. Pacific beat Whitworth, 80-72, in its most recent game (Jan. 6). The Boxers are last in the NWC in field-goal percentage (34.3 percent), but they are second in fewest turnovers per game (15.7). Jenee Brown leads the team in scoring with 10.8 points per game.

 

Scouting Linfield (6-7, 2-2 NWC)

The Wildcats have won two of their last three games, and narrowly beat Pacific Lutheran, 66-60 (Jan. 5). The Wildcats allow the second-most points per game in the NWC (69.1), and they force the fewest steals (5.3). Three Wildcats average double figures in scoring: Kory Oleson (14.1); Molly Danielson (13.1), and Paige Graham (10.3). Linfield plays at Lewis & Clark Friday, before hosting the Loggers Saturday.

 


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