Balanced Effort Lifts Loggers Over Boxers

Balanced Effort Lifts Loggers Over Boxers

TACOMA, Wash. – Four Loggers scored in double digits as the Puget Sound men's basketball team defeated Pacific 74-63 on Saturday. The Loggers (15-4, 7-3 NWC) won for the fourth straight time to remain in a tie for second place in the Northwest Conference.

Derek Jobe led the Loggers with 13 points while Kaleb Shelton-Johnson added 11 points and four rebounds while Edric Egberaure scored 10 points. Riggs Yarbro contributed 10 points off the bench.

The Loggers put away the Boxers (8-11, 2-8 NWC) early as they led by double digits for the final 28 minutes of the game. Yarbro's jumper with 7:55 left in the first half gave the Loggers a 23-13. The jumper was part of a 10-0 run that turned a four-point lead into a 14-point lead for the Loggers.

Three Boxers also hit double digits, led by 12 points from Ernesto Mayz and Cameron Hayes. Cody Proctor also pitched in 10 points.

The Loggers shot 55.2 percent in the first and held the Boxers to 37.5 percent shooting as they built a 37-22 lead at the half. In the second half, the Boxers caught fire and shot 56 percent from the floor. However, the Loggers continued to shoot 50 percent to keep off the Boxers and hold a double digit lead throughout the half.

Anthony Gittens scored six of his seven points in the first half to help build the initial lead and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for his third consecutive game with double digit rebounds.

The Loggers head east next week to take on Whitworth on Friday and Whitman on Saturday.