TACOMA, Washington – Just three days after beating a nationally-ranked team, the Puget Sound women's basketball squad travels to Parkland, Washington for a 6 p.m. tipoff against Pacific Lutheran Tuesday, Jan. 22.
|WHO||Puget Sound at Pacific Lutheran|
|WHEN||Jan. 22, 2019 | 6 p.m.|
|LINKS||Stats | Video|
The Loggers topped No. 24 Whitman, 75-67, in Walla Walla, Washington, Saturday (Jan. 19). Jamie Lange (27 points) and Elizabeth Prewitt (25 points) combined for 52 points, and the Loggers out-rebounded the Blues, 32-25.
Puget Sound has won 20 consecutive games against the Lutes, as the Loggers have not lost to Pacific Lutheran since the 2008-09 season. In the most recent matchup, the Loggers topped the Lutes, 63-60, Nov. 27. Cassidy Daugherty, RaeAnn Allen, and Jamie Lange each scored in double figures in the winning effort.
Earlier this season, Elizabeth Prewitt reached 1,000 career points during a win against Nichols in the Pacific Northwest Tournament hosted by Pacific Lutheran (Dec. 15). Jamie Lange enters Tuesday's contest with 995 career points, as she is poised to reach the same milestone in the same gym as Prewitt.
Jamie Lange notched her seventh double-double of the season when she scored 27 points and grabbed 10 boards against Whitman (Jan. 19). Lange has posted three consecutive double-doubles, and has four in the last five games. She is the Northwest Conference's third-leading scorer (17.1) and second-leading rebounder (9.1). Lange's 51.2 field-goal percentage is fourth in the NWC.
Around the conference
Puget Sound is 13-3 overall, and its 6-2 Northwest Conference record is the second-best mark in the NWC. George Fox and Whitman are both 7-1 in the NWC. Pacific Lutheran, Linfield, and Whitworth are tied for fourth place at 4-4 in the conference.
Scouting Pacific Lutheran (11-5, 4-4 NWC)
The Lutes recently had a three-game winning streak snapped with consecutive losses at Whitman and Whitworth. Katie Taylor leads the NWC in 3-point percentage (49.1 percent), while Madison Salisbury ranks seventh in rebounding (8.1). Pacific Lutheran surrenders the second-fewest points in the NWC (59.0), and it out-rebounds its opponents by 7.4 boards per game.