Big second half lifts Loggers over Lutes

Big second half lifts Loggers over Lutes

PARKLAND, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team overcame a nine-point deficit to beat Pacific Lutheran, 84-70, on the road Tuesday night. The Loggers (17-6, 10-5 NWC) outscored the Lutes (4-19, 1-14 NWC) by 23 points in the second half.

Puget Sound trailed at halftime, 51-42. The Loggers had a hard time finding their stroke in the first half, shooting 4-for-21 (19 percent) from beyond the arc. 

Austin Remus' 3-pointer with 13:28 on the clock in the second half put the Loggers ahead, 58-55. It was their first lead since holding a 36-35 edge with four minutes left in the first half. Following Remus' trey, Puget Sound held on to the lead for the rest of the game. 

Jimmy Wohrer and Gabriel Chaikin tied for the team-high in scoring with 14 points, each. Easton Driessen added 13 points for the Loggers.

Puget Sound (14) committed half as many turnovers as Pacific Lutheran (28), and the Loggers narrowly won the battle on the glass, 50-47. Max Basile's 10-rebound effort marks his third double-digit rebounding game this season.

The 2017-18 regular season concludes at Lewis & Clark, Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m.

 

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