PARKLAND, Wash. – A career night for sophomore Derek Jobe lifted the Puget Sound men's basketball team to a 76-60 win at Pacific Lutheran on Tuesday. Jobe finished the game with a career-high 26 points.
Jobe found the shooting streak he had been looking for, as he was 10-of-17 from the field and 6-of-10 behind the three-point arc. He also grabbed four rebounds.
Jobe had just four points through much of the first half. The Lutes (5-15, 3-8 NWC) were on fire out of the gates, sinking 12 of their first 15 shots. Despite the hot shooting, the Loggers (7-13, 2-9 NWC) held a significant turnover advantage (9-3 in the first half) to keep the game close.
With just under five minutes left, Jobe went off. He scored the final nine points of the first half over that span while the Lutes went scoreless, turning a 36-31 deficit into a 40-36 advantage at the half.
The run continued into the second half as Gabe Borboa's short jumper extended the run to 11-0. At the 17:30 mark, the Lutes finally broke their scoreless streak after over seven minutes of silence.
The Loggers had seized the momentum already with a 10-4 run to open the half and Jobe continued his hot-shooting ways. With 14:28 to go, his three put the lead into double digits for the first time.
Although the lead reached 15 points, the Lutes knocked it back into double digits late in the game. Arvid Isaksen's bucket with about four minutes left sliced the lead to eight.
However, Jobe's sixth and final three-pointer of the night came moments later to put the lead back in double digits where it stayed the rest of the way.
Cameron Schilling led the hot-handed Lutes as he opened the game 6-for-6 and finished 19 points. Andrew Earnest added in 12 points to the effort.
Rex Holmes contributed 15 points for the Loggers while Gabe Borboa had eight points and led the effort on the glass with seven rebounds.