TACOMA, Washington –Kyle King matched his career high in scoring with 23 points, but the Puget Sound men's basketball team lost to Pacific, 81-78, in Memorial Fieldhouse on Friday night.
King saved a lot of his scoring for the final minutes of a close game. His layup with 5:12 left in regulation cut Pacific's (9-6, 3-4 NWC) lead to 67-65. Just one minute later, a King 3-pointer gave the Loggers (10-7, 3-5 NWC) a 70-69 edge.
The Boxers reclaimed the lead with a pair of free throws, but King answered right back by hitting a layup on an assist from Zach Miller.
Miller hit a jumper to even the score, 74-74, with just over two minutes to play. Pacific's JB Ewell connected on a jump shot for a two-point lead, but Carlos Mancasola got to the bucket to even the game with 1:40 on the clock.
From that point on, however, the Boxers scored the game's next four points and held on to win.
Mancasola and Miller both netted 15 points. Kohl Meyer finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
Both teams shot well from the floor, as the Boxers finished with a 50.9 percent clip and the Loggers shot 48.2 percent. Pacific was a force on the glass by winning the rebound battle, 37-28.
The Loggers hit the road to take on George Fox on Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m.
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