Andrew Earnest scored 18 points to lead four Lutes in double figures as Pacific Lutheran pulled away midway through the second half to defeat Puget Sound by a score of 78-64 Wednesday night at Memorial Fieldhouse.
The game started out with a bang, with Earnest and the Loggers’ Derek Jobe hooking up in a long-range shooting contest. Jobe poured in 18 first-half points, going 5-for-9 from beyond the arc, while Earnest went 4-for-5 beyond the three-point line and finished with 14 first-half points.
In the second half the Lutes turned up the heat on Jobe, who would be held scoreless in the second half. The Lutes’ Cam Schilling – who would finish 12 points on the night – led the defensive effort against Jobe. Two other Lutes would end up in double figures with Schilling – Bryce Miller, who finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Daniel Landrum chipped in with 16 points. In addition to Jobe’s 18 points for the Loggers, Rex Nelson had 12 points while Riggs Yarbro and Rex Holmes each finished with 10 points. The Lutes improved to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in Northwest Conference play while the Loggers fell to 5-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play.