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.
Career-high 35 points at Whitworth
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