TACOMA, Washington – Back in the continental U.S., and back in Northwest Conference action, the Puget Sound women's basketball team prepares for two games at Pacific (Jan. 4) and at Linfield (Jan. 5) this weekend. Puget Sound carries a five-game winning streak into the weekend.
|WHO||Puget Sound at Pacific|
|WHEN||Jan. 4, 2019 | 6 p.m.|
|WHERE||Forest Grove, Ore.|
|LINKS||Stats | Video|
|WHO||Puget Sound at Linfield|
|WHEN||Jan. 5, 2019 | 4 p.m.|
|LINKS||Stats | Video|
Mahalo nui loa, Hawaii
Puget Sound won its two most recent games as part of the Street Shine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 19-20. The Loggers topped Whittier, 87-65, and beat Chapman the following day, 97-87.
Cassidy claims conference nod
Cassidy Daugherty was named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance in Hawaii. Daugherty totaled 10 3-pointers and 38 points between the Loggers' two wins in Hawaii. Despite missing four games this season, Daugherty has made a team-high 19 3-pointers.
Pick your poison
Five Loggers are averaging at least nine points this season. Elizabeth Prewitt leads the way with 16.6 points per game, followed by Jamie Lange (12.9), Cassidy Daugherty (11.8), Gia Sorn (9.9), and RaeAnn Allen (9.1). Prewitt is the conference's fourth-leading scorer.
Better on the boards
Puget Sound leads the NWC in defensive rebounding with 29.6 defensive boards per game. Overall, Jamie Lange is the NWC's No. 2 rebounder, as she averages 10.0 rebounds per game.
Jamie Lange recent became the ninth Logger in program history to reach 600 career rebounds. She surpassed former teammate Alexis Noren '17, who as 588 career rebounds.
Accuracy is key
The Loggers lead the NWC in field-goal percentage (44.5 percent), and they rank second in 3-point percentage (36.2). Puget Sound is the third-highest scoring team in the conference, averaging 71.4 points per game.
Scouting Pacific (6-5, 0-2 NWC)
The Boxers have already played three overtime games this season, and they are 2-1 in the extra time. Pacific as the lowest rebound average in the NWC (31.9), but it leads the conference in free-throw percentage (76.9 percent). Makana Stone (16.5) and Courtney Carolan (16.0) rank fifth and sixth, respectively, for scoring in the NWC.
Scouting Linfield (4-7, 0-2 NWC)
The Wildcats enter this weekend with consecutive non-conference wins against Vancouver Island and Yellowstone Christian. Their conference losses came against Pacific Lutheran and Lewis & Clark. Linfield has the two top scorers in the NWC: Molly Danielson (20.2) and Kory Oleson (19.6).