NEWBERG, Oregon - Six Loggers scored in double-figures as the Puget Sound men's basketball team began the new calendar year with a 108-96 victory at George Fox Friday night.
Jimmy Wohrer scored a team-high 19 points for the Loggers (8-3. 2-2 NWC), and Walker Shibley-Styer netted 15 points – all of which came from behind the arc. Zion Shepherd scored 14 points in just 12 minutes off the bench. Easton Driessen and Jeremiah Hobbs both scored 12 points, with Hobbs adding eight rebounds in the winning effort.
Slow starts have a been a common theme for the Loggers in recent games, and George Fox (5-7, 1-2 NWC) opened the contest with a 7-2 lead. However, Puget Sound did not wait for the second half to kick things into gear. Instead, a Wohrer trey gave the Loggers a 10-7 lead 3:30 into the first half, and the Bruins did not reclaim the lead for the rest of the game.
Puget Sound held a 58-37 lead at halftime after shooting an impressive 47.4 percent (9-for-19) from 3-point range.
Overall, the Loggers shot 50.6 percent from the floor, which matches their season-high (at Redlands, Nov. 22). Puget Sound increased its points-per-game average to 100.1.
The Loggers hope to continue rolling at Willamette, Saturday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m.