January 20, 2013

Women's Basketball Weekend Recap

Friday, Jan. 18
Whitman 69, Linfield 58

All five starters scored in double figures tonight as the Whitman Women's Basketball team pulled away from a feisty Linfield squad to win 69-58 at the Sherwood Center.

Whitworth 69, Willamette 50
Freshman 
KC McConnell scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds to keep the Whitworth women's basketball team undefeated at home with a 69-50 win over the visiting Willamette University Bearcats on Friday evening in Whitworth Fieldhouse.

Lewis & Clark 69, Pacific Lutheran 37
The #8 Lewis & Clark women's basketball team defeated the Pacific Lutheran Lutes 69-37 on Friday night in Northwest Conference action. The Pioneers were paced by 16 points from 
Sara Villanueva and 10 points and 11 rebounds from Kristina Williams

George Fox 63, Puget Sound 57
Jami Roos poured in a game-high 15 points, all in the second half, including four three-pointers as the 23rd-ranked George Fox University Bruins dispatched the University of Puget Sound Loggers 63-57 to keep pace in the Northwest Conference women’s basketball race Friday night here at the Wheeler Sports Center’s Miller Gym.

Saturday, Jan. 19
Whitman 72, Willamette 41
The Lady Missionaries shot 65 % from the field in the first half and employed a harassing defense in beating Willamette 72-41 tonight at the Sherwood Center. Every member of the line-up saw double-digit minutes as Whitman improves to 6-2 in the NWC and 13-3 overall. Willamette is now 0-7 in conference and 0-16 on the season. 

Whitworth 69, Linfield 64
The Whitworth women's basketball team held off a late run by Linfield College to defeat the Wildcats 69-64 on Saturday afternoon in Whitworth Fieldhouse. Whitworth, which improves to 12-5 overall, 5-3 in the Northwest Conference, gave head coach Helen Higgs her 275
thwin as head coach of the Pirates. Linfield falls to 1-12 on the season, 0-7 in league play.

Pacific (Ore.) 72, Puget Sound 66 (OT)
The Pacific women's basketball team hitched on to an impressive performance from 
Heather Hitch (Sr., Enumclaw, Wash.) as the Boxers claimed a 72-66 overtime victory over Puget Sound on Saturday evening at the Stoller Center.

George Fox 59, Pacific Lutheran 34
Cruising past the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes 59-34 Saturday night here at the Wheeler Sports Center’s Miller Gym, the George Fox University Bruins moved into a tie for first in the Northwest Conference women’s basketball race and set up a showdown next Friday with Lewis & Clark College for sole possession of the top spot.

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