Big second half lifts Loggers over Pioneers

Big second half lifts Loggers over Pioneers

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team had a big second half to defeat Lewis & Clark,  95-87, in a Northwest Conference matchup in Memorial Fieldhouse Friday night.

The Loggers (12-4, 5-3 NWC) trailed by seven points, 47-40, at halftime, but they outscored the Pioneers (5-11, 1-6 NWC), 55-40, in the second half. Through the game's final 20 minutes, Puget Sound shot 8-for-13 from 3-point range (61.5 percent) and 19-for-39 from the floor (48.7 percent). The Loggers' defense helped set the tone by forcing 16 turnovers in the final period, while limiting Lewis & Clark to 36.0 percent shooting from the floor. The Loggers forced 33 turnovers, in all. 

The league's leading scorer - Jimmy Wohrer – finished with a game-high 26 points. Stellan Roberts poured in 18 points for the second consecutive game, and Easton Driessen finished with 14 points. Jeremiah Hobbs was active around the rim all night and came away with 12 points. Max Basile nearly posted a double-double, as he finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Puget Sound has a tough test weekend against a pair of top-10 nationally-ranked teams. The Loggers take on No. 1 Whitman, Friday, Jan. 26, and then battle No. 7 Whitworth, Saturday, Jan. 27.

 


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