SANTA CRUZ, California – Five Loggers scored in double figures as the Puget Sound men's basketball team defeated Whittier 86-76 at the Santa Cruz Holiday Classic on Monday afternoon.
Carlos Mancasola made six three-pointers to lead the squad with 21 points. Kohl Meyer recorded his second double-double of the year with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He also had five assists. Keith Shattuck chipped in 11 points off the bench, while Andre Lewis and Kyle King both scored 10 points.
The Loggers (5-5) jumped out to a 6-0 lead to begin the game, and never looked back. They led by as much as 17 points, and never trailed. The Poets (3-3) shot over 50 percent (13-for-24) from beyond the arc, but Puget Sound used hot shooting on the offensive end and forced 18 Whittier turnovers on the defensive end, to hold the Poets off and earn the victory.
Puget Sound shot 46.4 percent (26-for-56) from the field, while the Poets shot 45.8 percent (27-for-59). The Loggers were 12-for-27 (44.4 percent) from beyond the arc. The team outrebounded Whittier 37-35.
Puget Sound will next play host team UC-Santa Cruz on Tuesday, December 22 at 2 p.m.
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