Conference, national implications on the line this Friday

Conference, national implications on the line this Friday

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's basketball team has its sights set on another national upset when the Loggers host No. 14/12 George Fox Friday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m.

 

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. George Fox 
 WHEN   Jan. 25, 2019 | 6 p.m.
 WHERE   Tacoma, Wash. 
 LINKS  Stats | Video

 

Mental Health Awareness Games

During both the women's and men's basketball games Friday, Puget Sound is hosting Mental Health Awareness opportunities. Representatives from Puget Sound's Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services (CHWS) will set up in the Memorial Fieldhouse foyer to discuss campus resources. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members will also be present in the foyer to help fans share words of encouragement. Additionally, representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be present at the Logger games.

 

Giving Whitman the Blues

Puget Sound upset No. 24 Whitman, 75-67, in Walla Walla, Washington, Jan. 19. Elizabeth Prewitt (25 points) and Jamie Lange (27 points) combined for 52 points in the Logger win. Mara Henderson also scored in double figures for Puget Sound, chipping in 12 points and four assists.

 

Can't lose to the Lutes

Earlier this week, the Loggers topped Pacific Lutheran, 83-71, in Parkland, Washington (Jan. 22). It's Puget Sound's 21st consecutive win over the Lutes.

 

Millenials

Less than four minutes into the Loggers' recent game at Pacific Lutheran, Jamie Lange eclipsed 1,000 points for her Puget Sound career. Lange is the second Logger this season to reach the milestone mark, as Prewitt scored her 1,000th point during a win over Nichols (Dec. 15).

 

Top five

Several Loggers rank top five in the Northwest Conference for a handful of statistics. Jamie Lange ranks third in scoring (17.3) and second in rebounding (10.4). She is also fourth in field-goal percentage (51.7 percent). Elizabeth Prewitt is the conference's fourth-leading scorer (17.1), and she ranks fifth in 3-point percentage (40.6 percent). Mara Henderson's 2.8 assist-turnover ratio is tops in the NWC. Gia Sorn is tied for first in the NWC for blocked shots per game (1.3), while Lange ranks fourth with 1.1 blocks per game.

 

Receiving votes

The Loggers received nine votes in this week's D3hoops.com top-25 national poll. A win over the Bruins would give the Loggers a very strong case to be nationally ranked in next week's poll.

 

Earlier this season

Puget Sound narrowly lost at George Fox, 63-62, earlier this season (Dec. 1). The Bruins were then ranked No. 10 in the country. Elizabeth Prewitt led all players in scoring with 27 points.

 

Scouting No. 14/12 George Fox (14-3, 7-1 NWC)

The Bruins are ranked No. 14 by D3hoops.com, and No. 12 by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The Bruins lost at home against Whitman, 73-54, two weeks ago. Since then, George Fox has topped both Linfield and Willamette. Bruins' 73.2 points per game ranks second in the NWC. Defensively, they average 15.7 steals per game, and they're the only NWC team averaging 10+ steals per game. George Fox has a balanced offense – only Tavin Headings averages double figures in scoring (11.4).