Women's basketball hosts the Whits for Senior Weekend

Women's basketball hosts the Whits for Senior Weekend

TACOMA, Washington – With nine wins in its last 10 games, the Puget Sound women's basketball team aims for a strong finish to the regular season when it hosts No. 25 Whitman and Whitworth in Memorial Fieldhouse this weekend.

 

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. No. 25 Whitman 
 WHEN   Feb. 15, 2019 | 6 p.m.
 WHERE   Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse 
 LINKS  Stats | Video (by Bates)

 

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. Whitworth 
 WHEN   Feb. 16, 2019 | 4 p.m.
 WHERE   Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse 
 LINKS  Stats | Video

 

Celebrating seniors

Prior to tipoff Saturday against Whitworth the Loggers celebrate their four seniors and their loved ones: Kirstin Hafeman, Meghan Hamel, Jamie Lange, and Elizabeth Prewitt. The four seniors were part of the first-ever Puget Sound team to go undefeated in Northwest Conference play, when the Loggers were 16-0 against NWC opponents during the 2016-17 season.

 

Three-peat

For the third consecutive week, Jamie Lange was named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week. Lange notched her 10th and 11th double-doubles of the season as the Loggers beat both Lewis & Clark (Feb. 8) and Willamette (Feb. 9) on the road. Lange needed just 16 minutes on the floor to score 16 points and total 11 rebounds during the Loggers' 83-56 win over the Pioneers. The following day, Lange scored a career-high 33 points, and added 20 rebounds, during Puget Sound's 79-73 overtime win over the Bearcats. Lange is currently the NWC's leading rebounder (11.5). She also ranks third in both scoring (17.8) and field-goal percentage (51.0 percent). 

 

Playoff picture

George Fox (14-1 NWC), Whitman (12-2 NWC), and Puget Sound (11-3 NWC) have all locked in bids for the NWC Tournament. If the postseason were to start this weekend, Puget Sound would be traveling to Whitman, and Pacific Lutheran (7-7 NWC) would be heading to George Fox for the first round. Linfield (7-8 NWC) and Whitworth (6-8 NWC) are not mathematically eliminated from claiming the fourth and final spot for a tournament bid.

 

Welcome, Young Ambassadors

Puget Sound is excited to welcome back to Memorial Fieldhouse ​The Young Ambassadors of Physical Education. The elementary school students from throughout the Tacoma School District will perform Friday during halftime of both the men's and women's games.

 

Millennials, right?

Earlier this season, Elizabeth Prewitt and Jamie Lange both eclipsed 1,000 points scoring for their Puget Sound careers. Since then, Prewitt became Puget Sound's No. 10 all-time leading scorer, and Lange became the program's No. 5 all-time leading rebounder.

 

This is Mara

Junior Mara Henderson has scored in double figures in four consecutive games, marking the longest such streak of her Logger career. Through the last four games, Henderson is averaging 14.8 points while shooting a ridiculous 57.8 percent (11-for-19) from 3-point range. Henderson also leads the NWC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8) this season.

 

Scouting No. 25 Whitman (18-5, 12-2 NWC)

The Blues' two NWC losses this season are against Puget Sound and George Fox. Whitman leads the NWC in scoring (77.3), and it is second to the Loggers in rebounding (41.2; Puget Sound averages 42.0). Mady Burdett (15.1) is the team's leading scorer, and Makena Stone (8.5) is the top rebounder.

 

Scouting Whitworth (11-12, 6-8 NWC)

The Pirates enter this weekend with four losses in their last five games. Whitworth has the lowest 3-point percentage in the NWC (26.6 percent), and it commits the second-most turnovers (18.5). Camy Aguinaldo is the only Pirates averaging double figures in scoring (13.8).