TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound men's basketball team scored the first nine points of the contest and cruised to a 72-55 win over Linfield on Friday at Memorial Fieldhouse. Kaleb Shelton-Johnson was 8-of-9 from the floor to lead the Loggers (11-5, 4-3 NWC) to the win.
Shelton-Johnson had a game-high 18 points and four assists with most coming in the paint. The Loggers dominated down low with a 28-12 point advantage in the paint and a 32-29 rebounding advantage. Anthony Gittens seven rebounds led the Loggers.
Zach Anderson led the Wildcats (3-13, 1-6 NWC) with 18 points while Andrew Batuik chipped in 13 points. The Wildcats shot 40 percent in the game but had 17 turnovers to the Loggers' 10. A suffocating defensive effort from the Loggers led to the advantage.
Derek Jobe was 4-of-7 behind the three-point line to lead the Loggers long-range efforts. He finished with 14 points.
The Loggers never trailed in their return to Memorial Fieldhouse as they bucked a three-game losing streak and remained above .500 in NWC games.
The Loggers will host Lewis & Clark tomorrow at 8 p.m.