TACOMA, Washington – Kohl Meyer recorded a double-double as the Puget Sound men's basketball team defeated Willamette 87-54 on Friday evening.
Meyer scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to get his fourth double-double of the year. He also added three assists. Timmy Saunders chipped in 13 points off the bench. The freshman was 5-for-8 from the field. Andre Lewis and Keith Shattack each added 10 points.
The Bearcats (3-9, 0-3 NWC) kept the game close for the first five minutes. With the Loggers (7-5, 2-1 NWC) leading 9-7, Saunders drained two 3-pointers in a row to open up a six-point lead for the home team. Puget Sound led by as much as 33 points in the game, and held a 45-28 lead at halftime.
Puget Sound shot 48.4 percent (30-for-62) from the field, while the Bearcats shot 30.8 percent (16-for-52). The Loggers were 9-for-28 (32.1 percent) from beyond the arc, while Willamette was 4-for-20 (20.0 percent) on 3-pointers. Puget Sound outrebound the Bearcats 42-34. The Loggers had 20 assists for the first time since a victory over Evergreen State on Dec. 11, 2013. The team forced 23 turnovers, while only turning the ball over 14 times.
Puget Sound will next host Lewis & Clark on Saturday, January 9. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 6 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse.
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