Loggers go cold in second half, fall to Central Washington

Loggers go cold in second half, fall to Central Washington

ELLENSBURG, Washington – Gabriel Chaikin and Jimmy Wohrer both scored more than 20 points, but the Puget Sound men's basketball team lost at NCAA Division-II member Central Washington, 95-80, Tuesday night.

Wohrer netted 15 of his 26 points in the first half, shooting 6-for-9 from the floor in the opening 20 minutes. Chaikin also had a big first half, scoring 16 of his 21 points in the opening period. Chaikin shot 4-for-5 from the floor, including 2-for-2 from 3-point range, to help the Loggers (4-6) enter halftime in a 46-46 tie with the Wildcats (6-4).

However, Puget Sound lost its shooting touch in the second half, connecting on just three of 12 3-point attempts through the game's final 20 minutes. After shooting 45.5 percent in the first half, Central Washington kicked it up a notch and shot 57.7 percent in the second.

Stellan Roberts continued to fill the stat sheet for Puget Sound, as he netted 15 points to go along with five rebounds, six assists, and a block. Cal Hansen scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game by totaling 14 points.

The Loggers return to Memorial Fieldhouse Thursday, Dec. 20, to host Benedictine (Ill.) for a 6 p.m. tipoff in the final game of the 2018 calendar year.