Driessen hits game-winner, Wohrer sets school record

Driessen hits game-winner, Wohrer sets school record

TACOMA, WashingtonEaston Driessen drilled a game-winning 3-pointer with three seconds left as the Puget Sound men's basketball team gutted out a 101-100 win over George Fox in Memorial Fieldhouse Saturday night. 

The Loggers (14-6, 7-5 NWC) trailed, 98-92, with just over one minute left when Stellan Roberts came up with a steal and fast-break layup. The Loggers got another defensive stop, and Roberts was subsequently fouled on the offensive end. He made both free-throws to make it a 98-96 game with 55 seconds left.

The Bruins (6-15, 2-10 NWC) answered with a bucket, but Driessen hit a turn-around jumper in the paint to cut the deficit to 100-98 with 18 seconds left in regulation. Puget Sound intentionally fouled to put the Bruins on the line. George Fox missed the front end of a one-and-one, and Max Basile grabbed the rebound to set up Dressen's heroics in the Loggers' final possession. Basile finished with a career-best 15 rebounds.

During the game, Jimmy Wohrer set the Puget Sound single-season record for 3-pointers in a season. He hit his 84th trey of 2017-18 midway through the second half, eclipsing Curtis Medved's record set during the 2003-04 season. Wohrer will continue to build on his record as the Loggers have four regular-season games remaining.

Wohrer scored a career-high 36 points against the Bruins, surpassing his previous best of 32 points against Wis.-Stout earlier this season.

Jeremiah Hobbs scored 15 points for Puget Sound, and Driessen finished with 13.

The Loggers return home to take on Linfield, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m.

 

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