TACOMA, Washington – Carlos Mancasola scored 25 points and Kohl Meyer netted 20 as the Puget Sound men's basketball team topped crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran, 88-73, in Memorial Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
Meyer finished with his seventh double-double of the season by adding 11 rebounds. The senior's work didn't stop there – Meyer dished out seven assists and came away with five steals.
The Loggers (10-6, 3-4 NWC) trailed, 35-30, late in the second half when a layup by Mancasola sparked a remarkable 18-2 run. Meyer forced the Lutes (7-9, 2-5 NWC) into a turnover and followed with a trey that evened the score, 35-35.
Following a defensive stop, Mancasola hit one of his six 3-pointers to give Puget Sound a 38-35 edge. Meyer followed with a steal and punched in a fast-break dunk. Yet another steal by Meyer in the Lutes' next possession led to a Jimmy Wohrer 3-pointer.
Meyer capitalized on an and-one in the final minute of the first half as the Loggers carried a 46-37 lead into halftime. Andre Lewis opened the second half by hitting a jumper to cap off the 18-2 run.
Both Wohrer and Kyle King finished with 14 points.
Puget Sound shot 51.6 percent (32-for-62) from the floor, marking its seventh game this season shooting over 50 percent.
Puget Sound's 88 points are the most surrendered by the Lutes in regulation since Jan. 22, 2016 (vs. Whitworth).
The Loggers return to Memorial Fieldhouse to host Pacific on Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m.
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