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Women’s basketball ends with double win

Although their season wasn’t anything spectacular, the Linfield women’s basketball team finished their season strong by winning two of their last three games.

The women started their week off with a win against Willamette, defeating them 83-53 on Linfields home court.

Junior Taylor Solomon and senior Kaely Maltman both had big games in this win, combining for a total of 38 points.

Maltman was a huge factor on the boards and came close to recording a triple double, snatching up 21 rebounds to go along with her 18 points and seven assists.

Linfield really got loose in the second half. After being up by four going into the locker rooms at halftime, they decided that wasn’t enough and went all didn’t hold anything back. They scored 52 points in the second half of the game while holding Willamette University to only 26.

The team dominated in almost every category and shot and amazing 54 percent as a team from the field.

Linfield couldn’t repeat in their next game against pacific, losing 74-73, but made sure to end their season with a bang with a win against Pacific Lutheran University.

The women put on another dominating display by defeating the Lutes 92-68. Solomon was the high scorer again in this one, shooting 7-15 from the field and making 10 of her 12 free throw attempts.

Maltman came close to a triple double again, putting up 13 points, 11 boards, and eight assists.

Quincey Gibson also had a big game, scoring 20 points and making 4-5 shots from range.

Linfield boosted themselves into sixth place with these final two wins, passing Pacific and Pacific Lutheran in the standings.

The team was very pleased with their finish to the season and will hope to carry this momentum into the 2014-15 season.

Drew Mahrt/Senior Sports Reporter


Freshman Riley Graham (5) moves the ball across the court during the game against Willamette University.

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer

Women’s basketball fights in away games

The Linfield women’s basketball team met Cal Lutheran and Wheaton College in Newberg for their first two games of the season. While they lost both, they still played well and showed promise for the rest of the season.

Linfield’s first game ended in a 74-57 loss to Wheaton College. The loss looks bad on paper, but the team showed tremendous improvement throughout the game. They were outscored by 17 in the first half, but managed to keep it even in the second.

Senior forward Kaeley Maltman was the high point getter for the Wildcats, as she put up 21 points and added 7 rebounds. She also recorded two blocks, three steals, and one assist.

Junior center Katelyn Henson was the one pulling down all of the boards, adding up 10 total rebounds.

Linfield made 37.5% of their shots, with the majority of their misses coming from the late minutes of the first half. They also shot 65% from the free throw line and 16.7% from beyond the arch.

Linfield lost 69-61 in their game against Cal Lutheran, but showed improvement from first half to second. Just like the first game, they were outscored significantly in the first half. But they came out firing in the second outscoring their opponent by nine.

Maltman and Henson were the stars of the game again, combining for 37 points and 18 rebounds.

Freshman guard Riley Graham also had a solid game, scoring nine and dishing out two assists. She also pulled down five rebounds during her 35 minutes on the floor.

The Wildcats will play Corban College and Evergreen State College next. They will first take on Corban at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20, here in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium, followed by Evergreen at 6 p.m. on Nov. 22. That game will also be played at home.

They hope to find a way to play like they have in the second half of their first two games and bounce back for two wins.

Drew Mahrt/Senior sports reporter