Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Puget Sound here on Wednesday

It's D-3 Puget Sound coming to town on Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., for a matchup with San Jose State. The Loggers are 2-0 in Northwest Conference play, 5-4 overall.

In 2008-09, Coach Keith Lunt led the Loggers to an overall record of 25-4, including 16-0 in the NWC and Lunt's first conference championship and first NWC Coach of the Year award. The Loggers advanced to the NCAA Division III national tournament Sweet 16 and a final ranking of ninth in the country. Last season was not so successful at (9-16, 5-11).

The Logger Starting Five

* Julian Fernandez, 6-foot-3 -- 8.4 ppg., shooting 31% overall

* Edric Egberuare, 6-foot-2 -- 10.0 ppg., 4.3 rpg , shooting 34% overall -- attended Milpitas High, so expect a sizeable numbers of locals coming out to cheer him on

* Aaron Edwards 6-foot-4 -- 8.0 ppg., 3.4 rpg., shooting 32% overall

* Kaleb Shelton 6-foot-5 -- 15.9 ppg., 8.3 rpg., shooting 38%

* Riggs Yarbro 6-foot-7 -- 6.4 ppg., 3.8 rpg., shooting 47%

Off The Bench, (playing 10 or more minutes a game)

* Gabe Borboa 6-foot-7

* Matt Geverola 5-10

* Ryan Hoff 6-foot-2

* Caleb Gauff 6-foot-4 -- he's a Sacramento native so some family and friends may make it to the game

* Erick Evans 6-foot-3

*** As a team, Puget Sound is shooting a lowly 36% while opposing team to make 49% of shot attempts. But part of the Loggers low percentage is due to 188 three-point attempts (out of 516 overall) being made at a 27% rate of effectiveness.

*** Plus, PG is earning only 9.3 assists per game (that shooting percentage again) versus committing 17.4 turnovers a contest.

The PG schedule so far

12/08/10 Evergreen State 87, Puget Sound 73
12/04/10 Puget Sound 66, Pacific (Ore.) 63
12/03/10 Puget Sound 74, Willamette 66
11/26/10 @ Occidental -- Puget Sound 77, Occidental 75
11/27/10 @ Chapman -- Chapman University 77, Puget Sound 70
11/20/10 St. Thomas 69, Puget Sound 49
11/19/10 Puget Sound 74, UC Santa Cruz 71
11/16/10 @ Northwest University -- Northwest University 110, Puget Sound 58
11/20/10 @ Bethany -- Puget Sound 86, Bethany College 73

From that last game:

Gabe Borboa had a perfect 9-for-9 shooting night to lead the Loggers to an 86-73 victory over Bethany on Monday. Borboa became the fourth Logger to ever have a perfect shooting night with over eight attempts.

"He just couldn't miss," added head coach Justin Lunt. He ran the floor and finished very well around the rim."

The Loggers (5-4) controlled most of the game with a 47-37 halftime lead and shot a season-high 50.9 percent. As a team, the Loggers also shot 43.5 percent from three-point range while holding the Bruins to a 38.3 percent field goal percentage.

Kaleb Shelton led the Loggers with 22 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the year. Borboa's perfect night translated into a 21-point performance as he shot 3-for-3 from the free throw line as well. He also added five rebounds.

"We just did a really good job executing the game plan," said Lunt. I thought we shot well and moved the ball well. The biggest factor tonight was our execution offensively and defensively."

The Puget Sound roster (by position, alphabetized)

Malcolm Colbert G Fr 6-0 180
Edric Egberuare G Jr 6-2 190
Erik Evans G Jr 6-3 185
Julian Fernandez G Jr 6-3 175
Matt Geverola G Jr 5-10 165
Drew Harrison G Fr 6-4 200
Ryan Hoff G Fr 6-2 195
Nate Prohaska G Fr 6-0 165
Ryan Rogers G So 6-1 170
Phillip Thomas G So 6-3 180

Daniel Berendsen F Fr 6-4 180
Gabe Borboa F So 6-7 200
Caleb Gauff F So 6-4 205
Aaron Edwards F Sr 6-4 200
Spenser McDonald F Fr 6-6 180
Kaleb Shelton F Jr 6-5 210
Riggs Yarbro F So 6-7 215

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