Wildcats defeat Loggers by 11

Wildcats defeat Loggers by 11

MCMINNVILLE, Oregon – The Puget Sound men's basketball team shot 80.8% from the free throw line in tonight's 86-75 loss against Linfield.

Four minutes into the first half the Loggers had a six-point advantage over the Wildcats. Less than a minute later Linfield tied it up, and maintained their lead throughout the game.

Easton Driessen spearheaded the Logger attack in the first half with nine points, but Puget Sound entered halftime down by nine.

The Loggers recorded nine points in the final two minutes of the game, with crunch time baskets by Jimmy Wohrer, Jeremiah Hobbs, Gabriel Chaikin and Walke Shibley-Stye, but the Wildcats prevailed.

Puget Sound out rebounded Linfield offensively, 15-12, five of which were tallied by Hobbs who also collected two more defensively (7).

The Loggers offense was 31.3% in three pointers, totaling three more than the Wildcats at 10.

Defensively Puget Sound forced Linfield to notch 22 turnovers, which the Loggers created 21 points from.

Three different Loggers recorded double digit points, Wohrer with 15, Driessen with 13 and Chaikin with 11. Wohrer leads the NWC with the highest average points per game at 21.6.

Puget Sound returns home to take on local rival Pacific Lutheran on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m.

 

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