Loggers host Lewis & Clark this Friday

Loggers host Lewis & Clark this Friday

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team looks to build a new winning streak when the Loggers host Lewis & Clark for a Northwest Conference matchup, Friday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.



 Puget Sound vs. Lewis & Clark


 Tacoma, Wash. | Memorial Fieldhouse  


 Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.


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Puget Sound opened the season with six consecutive wins, but then suffered three consecutive losses (two of which came against No. 1 Whitman and No. 7 Whitworth). The Loggers regrouped to piece together a four-game winning streak, but that streak was put to a halt by Linfield (Jan. 13). Following a 98-78 home win against Pacific Lutheran (Jan. 16), the Loggers look to continue a new winning streak when they host the Pioneers.


Among the nation's best

Puget Sound ranks among the top 10 in NCAA D-III for several team statistics. The Loggers rank sixth in points per game (98.9), fourth in forced turnovers (403), fourth in offensive rebounds per game (17.3), and seventh in 3-point field-goals made (199).


Conference leader

Jimmy Wohrer continues to lead the Northwest Conference in scoring as he enters Friday night's game with 21.5 points per game. His 61 3-point field-goals made also leads the NWC.


Offensive boards

The Loggers' two key big men, Jeremiah Hobbs and Zion Shepherd, both have more offensive rebounds than defensive rebounds this season. Hobbs has 45 offensive boards and 36 on the defensive end. Shepherd has 44 offensive rebounds and 38 defensive boards.


Forcing the issue

Puget Sound's defense leads the NWC with 8.8 steals per game, and ranks second in the league in forced turnovers (26.9). However, the Loggers have not done a great job of taking care of the ball themselves in recent games. Puget Sound averages 22 turnovers in its last two games.


Scouting Lewis & Clark (5-10, 1-5 NWC)

The Pioneers recently ended a five-game losing streak with a 76-73 win against Pacific Lutheran (Jan. 13). Lewis & Clark is last in the NWC in rebounding (33.7), and it is next-to-last for both field-goal percentage (41.6 percent) and 3-point percentage (33.7 percent). Andrew Vickers leads the team in scoring with 15.7 points per game, and Daelon Floyd is the top rebounder with 5.6 rebounds per game.



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