TACOMA, Washington – The lowest scoring game of the season was played in extra time. Still, the Puget Sound men's basketball team mustered a 76-71 overtime win against Linfield in Memorial Fieldhouse Friday night.
The Loggers (15-6, 8-5 NWC) were down seven points, 56-49, with seven minutes left in regulation. Jeremiah Hobbs started Puget Sound's comeback by going 1-for-2 from the free-throw line. Following a Linfield (15-6, 9-4 NWC) turnover, Jimmy Wohrer hit a 3-pointer to bring the Loggers to within three points with 6:27 on the clock.
The Loggers got a couple more defensive stops, and Wohrer drilled another clutch trey, this time to tie the game, 56-56, with 5:09 left in regulation.
Puget Sound's defense set the tone in overtime by forcing two turnovers in a 25-second span. Linfield briefly held a lead, 68-67, with two minutes left in overtime, but Wohrer yet again hit a big 3-pointer to give Puget Sound a 70-68 lead. Following a defensive stop, Hobbs hit a jumper from the elbow with 1:09 left to play, and Puget Sound held on for the win.
Wohrer led all scorers with 22 points, and Driessen poured in 16 to go with seven rebounds. Stellan Roberts netted 12 points off the bench, and Hobbs finished with 10.
The Loggers next host Pacific, Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. Prior to tipoff, the Loggers will honor their two seniors, Hobbs and Driessen, and their families.