PORTLAND, Oregon – Five Loggers scored in double-figures, as the Puget Sound men's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak and defeated Lewis & Clark, 84-76, on Friday evening.
Carlos Mancasola led the Loggers with 18 points. Kohl Meyer had 17 points, while shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from the field, including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. Jimmy Wohrer recorded 15 points, Easton Driessen added 12, and Kyle King had 11 points.
For the first five minutes, the game was a back-and-forth affair. With the score tied, 9-9, with 15:03 left in the first half, the Pioneers (8-13, 5-7 NWC) went on a 9-2 run. The home team then pushed out their lead, taking a 43-35 lead into halftime.
The Loggers (11-9, 4-7 NWC) clawed back in the second half, tying the game, 57-57, with 9:18 left in the second half. Eventually, the visitors took a 64-63 lead, which they would not relinquish. Puget Sound made nine out of 10 free throws in the final minute of the game to ice the team's victory.
Puget Sound shot 46.9 percent (30-for-64) from the field, while Lewis & Clark shot 41.9 percent (26-for-62). The Loggers were 9-for-25 (36.0 percent) from beyond the arc. The Pioneers were 10-for-31 (32.3 percent) on 3-point shots. Puget Sound and LC both pulled down 35 rebounds.
Puget Sound will look to build a winning streak when they travel to Willamette. The game on Saturday, February 4, is scheduled to tip-off at 6 p.m.
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