TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team used hot shooting from beyond the arc to defeat Linfield 76-61 on Saturday evening.
The Loggers (9-6, 4-2 NWC) drained 14 3-pointers in the game, which was the most a Puget Sound team had hit since the team made 18 against Willamette on Feb. 23, 2008. Carlos Mancasola and Kohl Meyer each made three 3-pointers, while Timmy Saunders, Jimmy Wohrer, and Keith Shattuck each drained two. The Loggers had eight made 3-pointers at halftime, while the Wildcats (6-8, 1-5 NWC) had made eight total field goals. Linfield began the second half on a 11-4 run, but Puget Sound held the Wildcats at bay, and earned the vital Northwest Conference victory.
Mancasola finished with a game-high 16 points. Meyer finished the night a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe to record 15 points. Matt Reid recorded eight assists to tie his career-high. Shattuck added 12 points from the bench.
Puget Sound shot 45.5 percent (25-for-55) from the field, while the Wildcats shot 40.4 percent (23-for-57). The Loggers were 14-for-28 (50.0 percent) from beyond the arc, while Linfield was 7-for-26 (26.9 percent). The Wildcats held a 34-33 rebounding edge.
Puget Sound will next travel to Whitman on Friday, January 22. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
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