PARKLAND, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team fell to Pacific Lutheran 72-60 to begin Northwest Conference play on Tuesday evening.
The crosstown rivals played an even first half, exchanging baskets for twenty minutes. The Lutes (5-1, 1-0 NWC) led Puget Sound 37-35 at half time. PLU pushed their lead out in the first 10 minutes of the second half. A Lewis three-pointer brought the Loggers within four points with 6:15 to play in the game, but two consecutive layups by the home team extended the lead, and Puget Sound ultimately fell.
Puget Sound shot 40.0 percent (22-for-55) from the field, and 36.0 percent from beyond the arc (9-for-25). PLU shot 48.2 percent (27-for-56) from the field and 9-for-18 (50.0 percent) when attempting three-pointers. The Lutes outrebounded the Loggers 37-28. Dylan Foreman led PLU with 22 points.
Puget Sound will next play at George Fox on Friday, December 4. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 8 p.m.
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