PARKLAND, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team had arguably its best defensive game of the season, and it led to a an 83-61 win at Pacific Lutheran Tuesday night.
The Loggers (8-10, 4-5 NWC) held the Lutes (6-11, 3-6 NWC) to just 34.6 percent shooting from the floor. Puget Sound also dominated on the boards, 35-24.
Puget Sound's stingy defense led to a lot of easy looks on the offensive end. The Loggers shot 55.2 percent from the floor, which is the team's second-best mark this season (the Loggers shot 56.1 percent to beat Willamette, Jan. 11).
A 3-pointer by Jimmy Wohrer gave the Loggers a 14-4 lead five minutes into the game, and Puget Sound led by double digits for the remainder of the contest. Puget Sound held Pacific Lutheran to single-digits in scoring for the first 14 minutes of the game. Overall, the Loggers held a lead for 39:18 of the 40-minute game.
Wohrer led all players in scoring by matching the number on his jersey: 21. Cal Hansen was one rebound shy of a double-double as he finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. Stellan Roberts also scored in double figures with 11 points, and he added six rebounds.
The Loggers return home to host George Fox Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m.