SPOKANE, Washington – Stellan Roberts notched his first double-double of the season and the second of his career, but the Puget Sound men's basketball team lost at No. 4 Whitworth, 111-97, Saturday night.
Roberts scored 19 points for the consecutive game, and he pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds. Roberts is averaging 18.5 points through his last four games. Roberts' first-career double-double was a 10-point, 10-rebound effort in his first collegiate game last year.
Jimmy Wohrer led all scorers with 28 points for the Loggers (12-6 5-5 NWC). He leads the Northwest Conference in scoring with 22.4 points per game. Easton Driessen matched his season-high in scoring with 17 points.
Wohrer hit a 3-pointer that gave the Loggers a 38-36 lead with 4:44 left in the first half. However, Whitworth (17-2, 9-1 NWC) took a 41-38 edge just 45 seconds, and the Pirates led for the rest of the game.
Both teams turned the ball over 19 times, and Puget Sound won the rebound battle, 42-38. Nineteen of the Loggers' rebounds came on the offensive end.
Puget Sound returns home to host Willamette, Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m.