TACOMA, Washington – Kohl Meyer had a double double, and Jimmy Wohrer scored 18, as the Puget Sound men's basketball team defeated Evergreen State, 65-54, to wrap up the first day of play at the McArthur Classic in the Memorial Fieldhouse on Friday evening.
Meyer was 6-of-7 from the field to put up 18 points in 38 minutes. The senior also pulled down 11 boards to record his second double double of the year. Wohrer made three treys, and was 3-for-3 from the charity stripe on the way to 18 points. Zach Miller tallied 11 rebounds to reach double digit boards in a second consecutive game. Kyle King also chipped in 10 points off the bench.
Puget Sound shot 39.7 percent (23-for-58) from the field, while the Geoducks shot 32.3 percent (20-for-62). The Loggers were 5-for-23 (21.7 percent) from beyond the arc. Evergreen State was 2-for-19 for three (10.5 percent). The home team was outrebounded by a 53-40 edge.
After missing the first game, Wohrer got the scoring started for the Loggers (2-0), knocking down a three-pointer to put Puget Sound up 3-0. The home team pushed the lead out to a 14-4 lead, but Evergreen State (0-2) kept the Loggers from running away with the game. Puget Sound held a 26-20 lead at halftime.
The second half was a back-and-forth affair, with the Geoducks tying the game four times before taking a 42-41 lead on a pair of Dustin Meade made free throws with 9:05 left in the game. The Loggers responded with a 7-0 run, including an old fashioned three-point play by Wohrer, to put them on the path to victory.
Puget Sound will next take on No. 10 St. Thomas, the defending national champions. The game will wrap up the McArthur Classic on Saturday, November 19, and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
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