Driessen scores 14, but Loggers drop one to Wildcats

Driessen scores 14, but Loggers drop one to Wildcats

MCMINNVILLE, Oregon – Jimmy Wohrer hit four three-pointers, but the Puget Sound men's basketball team fell to Linfield, 71-59, on Saturday evening.

Easton Driessen led the Loggers (10-9, 3-7 NWC) with 14 points. Jimmy Wohrer finished with 12 points, including four made treys. Kyle King added 11 points.

The first period of the game was back-and-forth, with the game tied 9-9 with 14:24 remaining in the half, and then was tied again, 30-30, on a Wohrer long ball with 1:35 left. Linfield (71-59) went on a 6-2 run to end the half and take a 36-32 lead at the break. The Loggers took a 42-41 lead with 12:54 left, but the Wildcats scored five straight points to begin to pull away, and ultimately won, 71-59.

Puget Sound shot 34.0 percent (18-for-53) from the field, while Linfield shot 38.5 percent (20-for-52). The Loggers were 5-for-21 (23.8 percent) from beyond the arc. The Wildcats were 4-for-18 (22.2 percent) on 3-point shots. Puget Sound was edged in rebounding, 39-33.

Puget Sound will stay on the road, traveling to Lewis & Clark. The game, scheduled for Friday, February 3, is set to tip-off at 8 p.m.

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