TACOMA, Washington – Playing in its second-consecutive overtime game, the Puget Sound men's basketball team fell to Lewis & Clark, 76-70, on Saturday evening.
Carlos Mancasola led the way for the Loggers, scoring a game-high 21 points, while also pulling down seven rebounds, dishing out seven assists, and recording two steals. Kohl Meyer had his sixth double-double of the season, with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The senior also had four assists, two blocks, and two steals. Kyle King scored in double figures for the second-straight game, chipping in 16 points and pulling down seven boards.
The Loggers (9-4, 2-2 NWC) built a nine-point lead early in the first half, but the Pioneers (5-8, 2-2 NWC) fought back to hold a 38-32 edge at halftime. Puget Sound opened the second half by scoring on three-straight possessions to tie the game at 38-38. The second half proved to be a back-and-forth affair, with neither team able to find an advantage at the end of 40 minutes. The Loggers scored first in overtime, but Lewis & Clark scored the next five points to take a lead they would not relinquish.
Puget Sound shot 44.6 percent (29-for-65) from the field, while L&C shot 41.2 percent (28-for-68). The Loggers were 5-for-22 (22.7 percent) from beyond the arc. The Pioneers were 8-for-33 (24.2 percent) on 3-point shots. Puget Sound and Lewis & Clark both recorded 39 rebounds.
Puget Sound takes to the road next weekend. The Loggers will look to bounce back at Whitworth on Friday, January 13, at 8 p.m.
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