TACOMA, Washington – Jimmy Wohrer eclipsed 1,000 points for his Puget Sound career, and Aubrey Shelton won his first game as the head coach of the Logger men's basketball program as Puget Sound outlasted Old Westbury, 101-100, in overtime Saturday evening in Memorial Fieldhouse. It was the first game of the 2018-19 season, and the first game of the Doug McArthur Classic.
Entering the game just 10 points shy of 1,000, Wohrer's 3-pointer with 8:26 on the clock in the first gave him 1,002 points for his career. The trey also gave Puget Sound (1-0) a 27-17 lead over the Panthers (1-1).
Puget Sound held a convincing 56-37 lead at halftime, thanks in large part to shooting 65 percent (13-for-20) from 3-point range. However, the team from New York did go away quietly.
The Panthers stormed back in the second half. Old Westbury's 72-70 lead with 8:10 left in regulation was their first advantage since a 5-3 score early in the first half. The Panthers' lead grew to eight points, 88-80, with 2:33 left in regulation.
Gabriel Chaikin made several big plays for the Loggers down the stretch. After grabbing an offensive rebound, Chaikin was fouled and sent to the line. His two free-throws cut the deficit to 90-87 with 1:19 left to play.
Puget Sound regained possession thanks to an Old Westbury offensive foul. During the ensuing possession, Chaikin hit a corner 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.
Overtime began the same way regulation ended – with a Chaikin trey. The Loggers never trailed in the extra period. The Panthers had the ball, down by one, with 10 seconds remaining, but Chaikin came away with a game-winning steal.
Wohrer led the Loggers in scoring with 24 points, and Stellan Roberts closely followed with 23. Chaikin finished with 19 points. Freshman Cal Hansen neared a double-double in his collegiate debut, posting seven points and 10 boards.
The Loggers close out the Doug McArthur Classic by hosting Sul Ross State Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m.