PORTLAND, Oregon – Junior point guard Kohl Meyer scored 10 points to go with 13 assists, but the Puget Sound men's basketball team lost its season-opener at Warner Pacific on Monday, 102-88. He finished three rebounds shy of a triple-double.
Meyers' 13 assists are the most by a Logger since Antwan Williams had 12 dimes against Willamette on Feb. 28, 2008.
Keith Shattuck came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points after shooting 9-for-15 from the floor and 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Shattuck also made all three of his free-throw attempts.
A trio of Loggers impressed in their Puget Sound debuts. Andre Lewis shot 7-for-11 for 16 points, and he added four rebounds and three assists. Carlos Mancasola netted 13 points after shooting 4-for-8 from the floor and 3-for-5 from behind the arc. He also made both of his free-throw attempts.
Timmy Saunders never missed en route to scoring 12 points. The freshman finished 4-for-4 from the floor, and 2-for-2 from both 3-point range and the charity stripe.
Puget Sound (0-1) shot the ball well in its first game of the season, connecting on 46.5 percent (33-for-71) of its attempts from the floor and 46.2 percent (12-for-26) from beyond the arc. However, the Loggers committed 20 turnovers while the Knights (2-3) shot 50.9 percent overall.
The Loggers trailed by one at the half, 50-49, and jumper by Lewis to open the second half gave Puget Sound a one-point lead. Just two minutes later, the Knights went on an 11-3 run and never looked back.
A layup by Saunders cut the deficit to 90-84 with three minutes to play, but Warner Pacific shot 9-for-10 from the foul line down the stretch.
Puget Sound hosts the McArthur Classic starting on Friday, Nov. 20, when the Loggers tipoff against New Hope Christian at 8 p.m.
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