TACOMA, Washington – 16 different players got in the box score, as the Puget Sound men's basketball team handily defeated Northwest Indian College, 120-48, in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday evening.
Kyle King led the way for the Loggers (6-2) with 17 points and six rebounds. He also dished out four assists in 14 minutes. Carlos Mancasola had 14 points, and Jeremiah Hobbs added 11 points, all scored in the second half. Gabriel Chaikin, Andre Lewis, Stellan Roberts, and Walker Shibley-Styer all tallied nine points for Puget Sound. The team forced 32 turnovers, and recorded 38 assists on 51 made field goals. The 120 points scored are the most for a Logger squad since a 127-121 win over Willamette on February 23, 2008.
The Loggers jumped out to a 19-0 lead, and never looked back in the final home game of the 2016 calendar year. The home team led the Eagles 68-18 at the break. Puget Sound did not let up in the second half; despite emptying the bench, the team outscored Northwest Indian 52-30 in the final 20 minutes.
Puget Sound shot 60.7 percent (51-for-84) from the field, while the Eagles shot 33.3 percent (21-for-63). The Loggers were 11-for-24 (45.8 percent) from beyond the arc. Northwest Indian was 6-for-24 for three (25.0 percent). The home team held a 49-32 rebounding edge.
Puget Sound will next travel to California to take on Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, December 17. The game is scheduled to tipoff at 7 p.m.
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