Loggers Never Trail In Convincing Win Over Linfield
|Linfield (3-13, 1-6 NWC)||30||25||55|
|Puget Sound (12-4, 4-3 NWC)||41||31||72|
|Tacoma, Wash. (Memorial Fieldhouse)|
|Pts: Zach Anderson - 18||Pts: Kaleb Shelton - 18|
|Reb: 2 Players (#30, #TM - 6)||Reb: Anthony Gittens - 7|
|Ast: Dakotah Pine - 2||Ast: Kaleb Shelton - 4|
|Team Statistics||Linfield||Puget Sound|
|Field Goal %||40.0% (18-45 )||45.8% (27-59 )|
|Pts off Turnovers||6||17|
|2nd Chance Pts||7||9|
|Pts in the Paint||12||28|
TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound men's basketball team scored the first nine points of the contest and cruised to a 72-55 win over Linfield on Friday at Memorial Fieldhouse. Kaleb Shelton-Johnson was 8-of-9 from the floor to lead the Loggers (11-5, 4-3 NWC) to the win.
Shelton-Johnson had a game-high 18 points and four assists with most coming in the paint. The Loggers dominated down low with a 28-12 point advantage in the paint and a 32-29 rebounding advantage. Anthony Gittens seven rebounds led the Loggers.
Zach Anderson led the Wildcats (3-13, 1-6 NWC) with 18 points while Andrew Batuik chipped in 13 points. The Wildcats shot 40 percent in the game but had 17 turnovers to the Loggers' 10. A suffocating defensive effort from the Loggers led to the advantage.
Derek Jobe was 4-of-7 behind the three-point line to lead the Loggers long-range efforts. He finished with 14 points.
The Loggers never trailed in their return to Memorial Fieldhouse as they bucked a three-game losing streak and remained above .500 in NWC games.
The Loggers will host Lewis & Clark tomorrow at 8 p.m.