SPOKANE, Washington – Jimmy Wohrer poured in a career-high 32 points as the Puget Sound men's basketball team closed out the calendar year with a 96-86 win over Wisconsin-Stout in the final day of the Whitworth Men's Classic Presented by Quality Inn Oakwood on Saturday evening.
Wohrer needed just 20 minutes on the floor to achieve his new personal best for points in a game. He shot 10-for-19 from the field, 8-for-16 from 3-point range, and 4-for-6 from the charity stripe.
The Blue Devils (6-4) held a 41-35 edge at halftime, and it looked as though the Loggers' shooting woes carried over from Friday night's loss against Calvin. Puget Sound connected on just 12 of its 39 attempts (30.8 percent) from the floor through the first 20 minutes against UW-Stout, but the Loggers erupted in the second half.
Wohrer netted 26 of his 32 points in the second half, as Puget Sound outscored the Blue Devils, 61-45, through the final 20 minutes. Puget Sound shot 55 percent (22-for-40) from the floor during the period, and 50 percent (10-for-20) from 3-point range.
The Loggers excelled in taking care of the rock, committing just 11 turnovers to the Blue Devils' 23.
Puget Sound resumes its Northwest Conference schedule at George Fox on Friday, Jan. 5, at 8 p.m.