FOREST GROVE, Oregon – Freshman Anthony Rumasuglia scored a season-high 20 points as the Puget Sound men's basketball team topped Pacific, 105-84, on the road Friday night.
Rumasuglia had the hot hand for the Loggers (10-3, 3-2 NWC), shooting 7-for-13 against the Boxers (8-6, 2-3 NWC). Despite a subpar game shooting the ball (6-for-20), Jimmy Whohrer led the Loggers in scoring with 21 points. He remains the Northwest Conference's leading scorer with 22.2 points per game.
The Loggers were trailing, 47-46, late in the first half when Rumasuglia's late layup gave Puget Sound a one-point edge at halftime.
The Loggers erupted for 57 points in the second half, shooting 51.5 percent (17-for-33) from the floor and 50 percent (6-for-12) from 3-point range. Wohrer netted 14 points in the second period, half of which came from the free-throw line.
The Loggers excelled at taking care of the ball, and committed just seven turnovers. Pacific committed 26 turnovers.
The Loggers reached the century mark in scoring for the seventh time this season, and they are 6-1 when scoring at least 100 points.
Puget Sound plays for its fifth consecutive win at Linfield, Saturday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m.