FOREST GROVE, Oregon – Kohl Meyer scored a career-high 25 points off the bench, but the Puget Sound men's basketball team came up just short at Pacific, 71-69, on Friday night.
Meyer's previous career-best was 21 points, which he scored two games ago against George Fox. Meyer filled the stat sheet against the Boxers by grabbing seven rebounds, dishing out four assists, and coming up with a couple of steals.
The Loggers (10-9, 5-6 NWC) trailed 71-66 before Meyer hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left. Puget Sound immediately fouled, and Pacific (11-9, 6-5 NWC) missed its two subsequent free-throws. Meyer grabbed the rebound after the last miss, but the Loggers were unable to get a shot off as time expired.
Puget Sound and Pacific were even at halftime, 34-34, as both teams shot 12-for-24 from the floor in the first half. The Boxers opened the second half on a 10-2 run and held on to the lead for the rest of the game.
The Loggers finished with a narrow edge on the boards, 28-27, and committed 12 turnovers to the Boxers' 13.
Puget Sound looks to get back on the winning track when it plays at Willamette on Saturday, Feb. 7. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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