2011-12 Women's Basketball Releases
April 9, 2012
Views = Votes: YouTube Video Highlights Sara Officer
Sara Officer, a trailblazer in women's athletics at Pacific Lutheran University for more than 30 years, is the subject of a video produced by student-athlete Allie Hamilton and submitted to the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX.
March 20, 2012
Youth Basketball Clinic Scheduled for April 15
Boys and girls age kindergarten through grade seven are invited to attend a youth basketball clinic on April 15 hosted by the Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team.
February 22, 2012
Potter Rewarded For Strong Play In Second Season
Sophomore Samantha Potter has been honored by the Northwest Conference with a selection to the conference's All-NWC second team.
February 20, 2012
Women's Basketball Wraps Up 2011-12 Season
The Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team wrapped up the 2011-12 season last weekend with two home games at Olson Auditorium.
February 18, 2012
PLU Makes it Difficult on Bruins Before Losing 75-59
PARKLAND - If George Fox was going to finish the regular season with a perfect record, the Pacific Lutheran women's basketball team wasn't going to make it easy on the Bruins in Saturday night's Northwest Conference contest in Olson Auditorium.
February 17, 2012
Pacific Makes Late Run Work in Win Over PLU
PARKLAND - Visiting Pacific University parlayed an 8-0 run in the closing minutes Friday night to defeat Pacific Lutheran, 66-58, in a Northwest Conference women's basketball game played in Olson Auditorium.
February 15, 2012
Lutes Look to End Season Strong
Pacific Lutheran women's basketball will wrap up its 2011-12 season at home this weekend with Northwest Conference games against Pacific on Friday and George Fox on Saturday.
February 11, 2012
Potter Doubles Up Again, But Lutes Lose to L&C
PORTLAND, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran held a lead through the opening seven minutes of the game on Saturday night, but No. 9-ranked Lewis & Clark College proved to be too much for the Lutes, taking a 76-65 Northwest Conference women's basketball win at Pamplin Sports Center.
February 10, 2012
Lutes Prepared To Face No. 9 Lewis & Clark
The Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team travels to Portland, Ore. Saturday night to face the ninth-ranked Lewis & Clark College Pioneers.
February 7, 2012
Good For A Half, But Lutes Can't Hang With UPS
TACOMA - Pacific Lutheran battled host Puget Sound on even terms through the opening 20 minutes on Tuesday night, but second half shooting woes proved too much to overcome as the Lutes dropped a 64-50 Northwest Conference women's basketball decision to the Loggers.
February 6, 2012
Second Go-Round as Lutes Travel to Face Loggers
Pacific Lutheran will travel across Tacoma for a Northwest Conference women's basketball contest against the Puget Sound Loggers. Tipoff in the UPS Memorial Fieldhouse is 6 p.m.
February 4, 2012
Bieker's Career High Helps Lutes Pass the Bucs
SPOKANE, Wash. – Mackenzie Bieker hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in overtime to secure an 87-83 win for visiting Pacific Lutheran over Whitworth in a Northwest Conference women’s basketball thriller on Saturday evening at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.
February 3, 2012
PLU Can't Recover From First Half Struggles
WALLA WALLA - Pacific Lutheran scored just 15 points on 22 percent shooting in the first half and never recovered Friday night, losing to Whitman, 64-42, in a Northwest Conference women's basketball game played in Sherwood Center.
February 2, 2012
Lutes Will Think Pink at Puget Sound Next Tuesday
Pacific Lutheran has already hosted Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and Coaches Vs. Cancer events at home games this year, but the PLU women's and men's players, coaches and fans will continue their fight against cancer when PLU plays at the University of Puget Sound on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
February 1, 2012
Potter Earns Conference Player of the Week Award
Samantha Potter averaged 21 points and 9.5 rebounds in two games last weekend to earn Northwest Conference women's basketball student-athlete of the week honors.
February 1, 2012
Double Trouble in Eastern Washington
After shutting down the Bearcats last Saturday 71-52 the Lutes will travel to Eastern Wash. to face Whitman and Whitworth. Friday night at 6 p.m. PLU will be in Walla Walla Wash. taking on the Whitman Missionaries in Sherwood Center. Saturday the Lutes will travel to Spokane Wash. to play the Whitworth Pirates at 6 p.m. at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.
January 28, 2012
Potter Has Her Way Inside, Lutes Whip Bearcats
PARKLAND - Samantha Potter scored a game-high 23 points, most of those near the basket, to lead Pacific Lutheran to a 71-52 Northwest Conference women's basketball win over the Willamette Bearcats on Saturday night in Olson Auditorium.
January 27, 2012
Second Half Woes Sink Lutes in 59-48 Loss
PARKLAND - Trailing Linfield by a single point at halftime, Pacific Lutheran shot just 23 percent in the second half and dropped a 59-48 Northwest Conference women's basketball game to the visiting Wildcats on Friday night in Olson Auditorium.
January 26, 2012
Wildcats, Bearcats and Lutes Oh My!
After going 1-1 on the road last weekend, the Lutes will come home and host Linfield College and Willamette University.
January 22, 2012
Smith Has Big Game But Lutes Fall to No. 3 Bruins
NEWBERG, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran shot the ball well, piled up lots of assists and stayed with George Fox in the rebounding department on Sunday, but the Lutes undid themselves with turnovers in dropping a 71-51 Northwest Conference women's basketball decision to the third-ranked Bruins.
January 21, 2012
Lutes End Losing Streak Behind Potter's Double-Double
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Samantha Potter recorded her seventh double-double of the season and Pacific Lutheran ended a seven-game losing streak on Saturday night with a convincing 62-48 Northwest Conference women's basketball win over the Pacific Boxers.
January 20, 2012
Tonight's Games at George Fox Postponed Until Sunday
Pacific Lutheran has postponed its Friday night women's and men's basketball games against George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., to Sunday night because of snow- and ice-related issues in the Puget Sound area.
January 19, 2012
Lutes Hope to Earn a W on the Road
Pacific Lutheran University will hit the road this weekend and head down to Oregon. The Lutes will face George Fox University on Friday, and Pacific University on Saturday.
January 13, 2012
Hamilton Relinquishes Hair in Support of Kilcup Family
While the Pacific Lutheran women's basketball team was not able to stop the visiting Puget Sound Loggers from escaping Olson Auditorium with a 65-58 overtime win on Tuesday night, the game meant more than that to Shelly Kilcup of the Lutes.
January 13, 2012
PLU Rally Comes Up Short as Pioneers Prevail
PARKLAND - Facing a 16-point deficit with four minutes remaining against the No. 8-ranked team in the country on Friday, Pacific Lutheran rallied to within four points in the waning seconds before dropping a 57-51 Northwest Conference women's basketball decision to the Lewis & Clark Pioneers.
January 11, 2012
Lutes Make Ready to Face Pioneers
Pacific Lutheran University will host the Lewis and Clark Pioneers before going on the road for a week. The game will tip-off at Olson Auditorium in Parkland, Wash. at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13.
January 10, 2012
Lutes Takes Loggers to OT Before Losing 65-58
PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit only to eventually drop a 65-58 overtime decision Tuesday night in a Northwest Conference women's basketball game played at Olson Auditorium.
January 9, 2012
Kilcup's Story One of Triumph Rising From Tragedy
December 12, 2010. A normal day for most college students as they prepare for the coming holiday season and try to deal with frigid temperatures and looming finals. For Shelly Kilcup, however, the world she once knew would quickly change with tragic news.
January 7, 2012
Women's Basketball Falls to Missionaries, 64-48
PARKLAND - Jenele Peterson scored 15 points and handed out nine assists on Saturday to lead the visiting Whitman Missionaries to a 64-48 Northwest Conference women's basketball victory over the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in Olson Auditorium.
January 6, 2012
Potter Ties PLU Scoring Record but Lutes Fall
PARKLAND - Samantha Potter scored 36 points to tie a Pacific Lutheran women's basketball single-game scoring record on Friday night, but the Lutes still came out on the short end of an 80-67 Northwest Conference decision to the visiting Whitworth Pirates in Olson Auditorium.
January 4, 2012
Back-To-Back Conference Play Begins For The Lutes
Pacific Lutheran University women’s basketball will host two conference teams this weekend in Parkland. Whitworth University will face the Lutes in Olson Auditorium at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, and the Whitman College Missionaries will compete against the Lutes, also in Olson Auditorium at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.
January 2, 2012
Corban Pulls Away for 74-51 Win Over Pacific Lutheran
Tara VanWeerdhuizen had 12 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocked shots Monday night to lead visiting Corban University to a 74-51 non-conference women's basketball win over Pacific Lutheran University in Olson Auditorium.
December 29, 2011
Lutes To Start The New Year Off Against The Warriors
The Pacific Lutheran University women’s basketball team will host the Corban University Warriors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in Olson Auditorium.
December 27, 2011
Warner Pacific Defeats Pacific Lutheran, 77-61
PORTLAND, Ore. - Shelly Kilcup scored 21 points and Samantha Potter recorded her fourth double-double of the season, but it wasn't enough as Warner Pacific dumped Pacific Lutheran, 77-61, in a non-conference women's basketball game played Tuesday night at Bart Valentine Court.
December 20, 2011
Lutes Go To Battle With The Knights
The Pacific Lutheran University women’s basketball team will face off with the Warner Pacific College Knights.
December 19, 2011
Women's Basketball Team No Match for Seattle Pacific
SEATTLE - Seattle Pacific had its way with Pacific Lutheran on Monday night, rolling to an easy 96-46 victory in a non-conference women's basketball game played at Brougham Pavilion.
December 17, 2011
PLU Pushes Past Evergreen State in Second Half
OLYMPIA - Samantha Potter scored 21 points and Shelly Kilcup added 19 as Pacific Lutheran rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Evergreen State, 65-58, in a non-conference women's basketball game played Saturday night in CRC Gymnasium.
December 13, 2011
PLU Set For South Sound Showdown
The Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team takes on the Evergreen State Geoducks as non-conference play continues.
December 10, 2011
Women's Basketball Falls to Concordia, 70-52
PORTLAND - Pacific Lutheran shot just 34 percent from the field and turned the ball over 28 times in dropping a 70-52 non-conference women's basketball decision to Concordia on Saturday night.
December 8, 2011
Lutes Unable to Stop Hot-Shooting Saint Martin's
Saint Martin's shots 53 percent from the field, including 47 percent from three-point range, to defeat Pacific Lutheran, 77-48, in a non-conference women's basketball game played Thursday night in Olson Auditorium.
December 6, 2011
Lutes Prepare to Face Saint Martin's
The Pacific Lutheran University women’s basketball team will square off with Saint Martin’s University at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Lutes' home floor.
December 3, 2011
Linfield Rallies in Second Half to Beat Lutes
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran couldn't hold off a second half Linfield comeback on Saturday night as the Wildcats grabbed a 66-61 Northwest Conference women's basketball win over the Lutes.
December 2, 2011
Smith Has Career Game, Leads Lutes to NWC Win
SALEM, Ore. - Katelyn Smith tallied 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Pacific Lutheran to a 60-54 victory over the Willamette Bearcats in the Northwest Conference women's basketball opener for both team on Friday night in Cone Fieldhouse.
November 29, 2011
Mid-Game Run Carries Northwest Past Pacific Lutheran
PARKLAND - Visiting Northwest University used a 22-4 run over a 12-minute period in the middle of the game Tuesday night to pull away to an 81-58 non-conference women's basketball victory over Pacific Lutheran in Olson Auditorium.
November 29, 2011
Lutes Push Forward To Opening Of Conference Play
The Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team hits the road this weekend as the Lutes open Northwest Conference play away from Olson Auditorium.
November 28, 2011
Lutes Set To Face Off With Northwest University
The Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team squares off with Northwest University Tuesday night in the Lutes final tune-up before Northwest Conference play begins.
November 25, 2011
Potter Nets Double-Double as Lutes Roll, 77-45
Samantha Potter scored 16 points and added 13 rebounds as Pacific Lutheran rolled past visiting St. Joseph's College-Brooklyn, 77-45, in a non-conference women's basketball game played Friday night in Olson Auditorium.
November 21, 2011
Coming Off a Win, Lutes Prepare for East Coast Match-Up
The Lutes will host St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn in Parkland this Friday night at 6:00pm. Pacific Lutheran will be entering the game with a 1-0 record after defeating UC Santa Cruz this last weekend. After the Lutes, the Bears will head over to UPS before travelling back to New York. Next Tuesday, the Lutes will face Northwest University in Parkland at 6:00pm.
November 18, 2011
Kilcup's Double-Double Sets Tone for Lutes
Pacific Lutheran was on fire this evening when it stepped on the court to face UC Santa Cruz in a non-conference women’s basketball game in Olson Auditorium. The Lutes came out on top, 62-53, in their season opener.
November 17, 2011
Lutes Open Season At Home Against UC Santa Cruz
The Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team opens its non-conference schedule Friday night at Olson Gym against the University of California - Santa Cruz Banana Slugs.
November 14, 2011
Women's Basketball Ready To Begin 2011-12 Season
The Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team is set to begin the 2011-12 season. This year's young squad is looking to make a run at the Northwest Conference postseason tournament.
November 2, 2011
NWC Coaches Pick Lutes to Finish Seventh
Pacific Lutheran has been picked by the conference coaches to finish in seventh place in the Northwest Conference women's basketball standings.
August 19, 2011
Women's Basketball Plans Fall Youth Clinics
Pacific Lutheran women's basketball will host two youth basketball clinics on Sunday afternoons this coming fall. Clinics will be held on September 25 and October 23.