Linfield Wildcats
January 18, 2012
Player of Week honors go to Owens

For the second time this season, Linfield guard Gretchen Owens has been honored as the Northwest Conference Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week. The award was announced Tuesday by the league’s sports information directors.

Owens matched a career-high with 35 points against Whitworth, an effort which also catapulted her to the No. 2 spot on Linfield's career scoring ladder. Her all-time scoring totals 1,193 points, moving her past Julie Morgan, who scored 1,192 points from 1980-84.

Over two games, the NWC scoring leader averaged 27.0 points while shooting 50.0 percent (21-of-42) from the field, 62.5 percent (5-of-8) from 3-point range and 87.5 percent (7-of-8) from the charity stripe. She also contributed team highs of 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

The senior guard is averaging a career-high 21.6 points per game to go along with a team-leading 7.1 and 3.2 assists per contest. Her points per game average is nearly five points higher than the second-highest scorer in the conference this season.

Linfield is currently tied for sixth in the Northwest Conference standings with a 2-4 record in league games and 8-7 overall win-loss mark.

AHEAD: The Wildcats travel to Tacoma to take on the Loggers of Puget Sound in Friday night action before returning home to host the league-leading George Fox Bruins on Saturday. Both games tip off at 6 p.m.

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Gretchen Owens
Career-high 35 points at Whitworth

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