Bearcats Fall to the Puget Sound Loggers on the Road

Tacoma, Wash. - Puget Sound kept pace in a tight race for the NWC title, defeating the visiting Bearcats 77-66 on Parents' Night at Puget Sound. The Loggers used a career high 26-points from post Angie Straw to hand the Bearcats their 13th consecutive NWC loss. Straw added 10 rebounds to complete her double-double.

Willamette (4-18, 0-13) guard Megan Scheelar had 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting in the first-half to lead the Bearcats. Puget Sound (18-4, 10-3) took a 45-30 lead into the break behind the inside-out play of guard Sarah Farber.

The Loggers pushed the lead out to 17 midway through the first-half, only to see Willamette make a run in behind the hot shooting hand of Simmie Muth. The Bearcats shrank the lead to 8 with just over three minutes to play. However, Straw again would not be denied in the post, connecting on 4 straight points to push the lead back to 12.

Willamette was led in scoring by Scheelar and her 18 points. Jammie Muth grabbed eight rebounds to pace the Bearcats on the glass.

For the Loggers Lindsay May and Kilty Keaton each contributed 12 points. Senior guard Jennifer McLuen grabbed game high 11 rebounds, seven of which were offensive.

The Bearcats face Pacific Lutheran tomorrow at 6:00pm.

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Official Basketball Box Score
Willamette vs Puget Sound
02/20/04 6:00pm at Tacoma,Wash.
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VISITORS: Willamette 4-18, NWC 0-13
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
10 O'Brien, Sarah...... * 2-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 3 4 1 0 0 0 18
21 Scheelar, Megan..... * 8-16 0-0 2-3 1 3 4 3 18 0 4 0 1 34
30 Muth, Simmie........ * 4-12 3-6 2-2 0 4 4 3 13 4 5 0 2 34
33 Muth, Jammie........ * 3-7 3-5 0-0 3 5 8 3 9 3 5 0 2 26
44 Lund, Deanna........ * 2-6 0-1 1-2 2 3 5 3 5 1 0 0 0 31
03 Unick, Abbie........ 3-4 1-1 3-4 0 0 0 1 10 1 0 0 1 26
12 King, Brianne....... 2-6 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 7 0 2 0 2 17
40 Moore, Christina.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 McLuen, Anna........ 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 14
TEAM................ 2 2
Totals.............. 24-59 8-15 10-13 8 22 30 19 66 11 18 0 8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-24 37.5% 2nd Half: 15-35 42.9% Game: 40.7% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-5 60.0% 2nd Half: 5-10 50.0% Game: 53.3% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 9-11 81.8% 2nd Half: 1-2 50.0% Game: 76.9% 1,1

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HOME TEAM: Puget Sound 18-4, NWC 10-3
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
15 Farber, Sarah....... * 3-9 3-7 0-0 0 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 0 25
20 Keaton, Kilty....... * 4-11 3-7 1-2 0 3 3 2 12 5 0 0 2 34
24 McLuen, Jennifer.... * 1-5 0-0 0-1 7 4 11 1 2 2 3 1 0 24
32 May, Lindsay........ * 5-11 0-0 2-3 3 3 6 4 12 5 1 0 0 24
40 Straw, Angie........ * 8-14 0-0 10-11 1 9 10 2 26 2 3 0 1 34
02 Carnahan, Sarah..... 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 1 15
04 Ramirez, Shelby..... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8
22 Wolfe, Melissa...... 3-4 0-0 2-2 1 6 7 1 8 3 0 0 0 19
34 Roberts, Jessica.... 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 7
41 Koval, Laura........ 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 10
TEAM................ 2 2
Totals.............. 27-62 6-15 17-21 14 29 43 14 77 19 14 1 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 17-38 44.7% 2nd Half: 10-24 41.7% Game: 43.5% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-11 45.5% 2nd Half: 1-4 25.0% Game: 40.0% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 6-8 75.0% 2nd Half: 11-13 84.6% Game: 81.0% 2

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Officials: Judy Robert, Michele Duncan, Penny Davis - R
Technical fouls: Willamette-None. Puget Sound-None.
Attendance: 328
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Willamette.................... 30 36 - 66
Puget Sound................... 45 32 - 77