PARKLAND, Wash. – The 18th-ranked Puget Sound men's basketball team suffered a 80-62 loss at Pacific Lutheran on Tuesday. The Loggers (11-3, 3-2 NWC) ran into a hot-shooting Lutes (6-8 3-2 NWC) team that built an early lead and never let go.
The Lutes took control of the game with five points in their first possessions to build a 5-0 lead, which they would hold for the rest of the game. Cameron Schilling scored all five points for the Lutes on the way to a 19-point, 15-rebound performance.
He was one of five Lutes in double figures as they shot 57.6 percent from the floor while holding the Loggers to just 33.3 percent.
The Lutes went on to build a 19-point lead in the first half although the Loggers cut it to 13 points at halftime. The Lutes would keep the Loggers at arm's distance throughout the second half to hold on for the victory.
The Loggers will head down to Newberg, Ore. on Saturday for an 8 p.m. matchup with George Fox.