TACOMA, Washington – Kohl Meyer's double-double spurred the Loggers, as the Puget Sound men's basketball team defeated Redlands, 64-62, on Tuesday evening.
Meyer had 12 points and 14 rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the season. Timmy Saunders had 15 points and six rebounds.
Carlos Mancasola scored the first eight points for the Loggers (8-3), but Redlands (3-4) eventually built an eight-point lead at halftime. The Bulldogs led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but Puget Sound chipped away at the lead, taking a 39-38 lead with 12:43 minutes left in the game. The visitors then went on a 18-4 run to take control of the game. Redlands fought back to within one point in the last minute, but Puget Sound was able to stave off the Bulldogs. The Loggers eventually ended the 2016 year with a 64-62 win.
Puget Sound shot 39.6 percent (21-for-53) from the field, while Redlands shot 32.8 percent (22-for-67). The Loggers were 7-for-21 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs were 5-for-22 (22.7 percent) on 3-point shots. Puget Sound held a 46-36 rebounding edge.
Puget Sound now takes a holiday break, and will next resume conference play on Friday, January 6. The Loggers host Willamette, with the game scheduled to tipoff at 8 p.m.
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