TACOMA, Washington – Jimmy Wohrer made six three-pointers, and the Loggers made 15 total threes, as the Puget Sound men's basketball team defeated Linfield, 80-69, on Friday evening to begin the squad's Northwest Conference slate of games.
Wohrer was 6-for-11 from beyond the arc, for 18 points, to lead Puget Sound. Carlos Mancasola also score 18 points, with four made threes. Timmy Saunders scored 14 points, while Kyle King chipped in 12 points, including going 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Kohl Meyer finished with 10 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists.
Overall, the team was 15-for-29 from deep. The made three-pointers were the most for a Logger team since February 23, 2008, when the squad made 18 threes in an overtime victory against Willamette.
The Wildcats (3-2, 0-1 NWC) were able to keep the game close for the first 10 minutes. The Loggers (5-1, 1-0 NWC) led 18-16 with 9:32 remaining in the first half. The home team then went on an 8-0 run to go up by 10 points. Puget Sound made a three on each of its final two possessions, and entered the break leading 39-26.
After Linfield made the first basket of the second half, the Loggers rattled off another 8-0 run to push the margin to 19 points. Puget Sound would continue its hot shooting in the second half, and win the team's first Northwest Conference game of the season by a comfortable margin.
Puget Sound shot 51.9 percent (28-for-54) from the field, while the Wildcats shot 40.0 percent (22-for-55). The Loggers were 15-for-29 (51.7 percent) from beyond the arc. Linfield was 6-for-19 for three (31.6 percent). The Loggers were outrebounded by a 37-31 edge.
Puget Sound will next take host George Fox on Saturday, December 3. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse.
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