TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team had five players score in the double digits to outshoot the Boxers of Pacific and win, 76-64.
Defensively, the Loggers made a huge adjustment in the second half to hold the Boxers to just 30 percent shooting from the field for 37.9 percent for the game.
Puget Sound (7-4, 2-1 NWC) started the game trailing Pacific (6-7, 1-3 NWC) until mid-way through the half. Holden then made two free throws at the 9:07 mark and the Loggers regained the lead, 18-17.
The period finished with the Loggers going on a 5-0 run all scored by Shattuck which gave Puget Sound a one point lead, 35-34, at halftime.
In the second half, the lead flip flopped until the Loggers took control on a 9-3 run capped off a Barber 3-pointer with 8:56 to go in the game.
Puget Sound lead down the stretch and fought off multiple comeback attempts from the Boxers which included a block by Shattuck and a steal by Matt Reid.
The Loggers finished the game on a 16-5 run ending with four made free throws from Meyer.
The Loggers shot 49 percent (24-for-49) from the floor for the night and added 33 rebounds. Puget Sound bested the Boxers in most statistical categories.
Puget Sound faces Lewis & Clark at home Friday, January 16th at 8pm.
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