TACOMA, Washington – For the second consecutive night, the Puget Sound men's basketball team led for the entirety of the second half as it beat Lewis & Clark, 77-69, in Memorial Fieldhouse Saturday night. In their previous game, the Loggers held the lead for the final 26.5 minutes during a home win against Willamette (Jan. 11).
The Loggers (7-8, 3-3) opened the game against Lewis & Clark with an 8-0 lead, with Cal Hansen providing six points during the run. The Pioneers (4-11, 0-6 NWC) fought back and took an 18-13 lead with 8:30 left in the first half. From there, Stellan Roberts and Josh McMillan hit consecutive 3-pointers to give Puget Sound a 19-18 edge.
Lewis & Clark briefly held a 25-24 advantage, but Griffin Webb hit a 3-pointer with 4:29 left before halftime, and Puget Sound did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the game.
Jimmy Wohrer netted 20 points for the Loggers, marking his seventh 20-point game of the season. Hansen tallied his second consecutive double-double, and fourth overall, with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Roberts filled the stat sheet with 15 points, six rebounds, and four assists.
The Loggers hit the road next week to take on a couple of nationally-ranked teams: No. 7 Whitworth (Jan. 18) and No. 4 Whitman (Jan. 19).