Tough Loss for Bearcats to Loggers on the Road

Tacoma, Wash. - 13th ranked Puget Sound avenged their only NWC defeat of the season tonight, topping the visiting Bearcats of Willamette 99-71 on Parents' Night at Memorial Fieldhouse. The win puts the Loggers in firm control of the race for the NWC title. The victory also gives the Loggers (20-2) their first twenty-win season since 1984-85.

Willamette (14-8, 9-4) was led in scoring by Ryan Rahlfs. Rahlfs had 24 points and four rebounds. Guard Josh Erickson had 8 assists and David Force collected six rebounds. Both led their team in the respective categories.

For the Loggers, Matt Glynn was again the difference maker. The NWC Player of Year candidate led all scorers with 25 points on 10 of 15 shooting in 26 minutes. Glynn added two assists and four rebounds to his line for the night.

The second-half saw the led top out at 41, as Puget Sound never let the Bearcats get comfortable in an offensive set. The Loggers forced 26 turnovers and out rebound the Bearcats 40-32 on the night.

The Bearcats are facing PLU tomorrow at 8:00pm.

For additional information on Bearcat Basketball please visit our website at www.willamette.edu/athletics

Official Basketball Box Score
Willamette vs Puget Sound
02/20/04 8:00pm at Tacoma, Wash.
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VISITORS: Willamette 14-8, NWC 9-4
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
20 Olinger, John....... * 3-8 0-3 1-2 0 1 1 2 7 3 3 0 3 22
24 Sublett, Harold Jr.. * 1-7 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 3 3 0 1 18
34 Force, David........ * 3-7 0-0 1-1 3 3 6 1 7 4 5 2 1 24
42 Garrelts, Brennan... * 2-2 0-0 1-2 2 1 3 1 5 0 1 1 1 13
44 Sandgathe, Miles.... * 2-6 0-2 1-2 2 3 5 4 5 0 1 0 1 11
12 Erickson, Josh...... 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 5 5 1 0 8 2 0 0 30
14 Miller, Drew........ 2-3 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 2 5 2 4 0 1 14
30 Kaempf, Joey........ 2-3 2-2 3-4 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 2 4
32 McDevitt, P.J....... 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 15
40 Stuvland, Brett..... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
50 Ralfs, Ryan......... 11-15 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 2 24 0 4 0 1 26
52 Greeley, Henry...... 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
54 Luchterhand, Jason.. 0-1 0-0 0-4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
55 Stone, Sadike....... 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
TEAM................ 1 1 2
Totals.............. 29-64 4-18 9-18 12 20 32 16 71 21 26 3 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 8-31 25.8% 2nd Half: 21-33 63.6% Game: 45.3% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-13 7.7% 2nd Half: 3-5 60.0% Game: 22.2% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 6-11 54.5% 2nd Half: 3-7 42.9% Game: 50.0% 0,1

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HOME TEAM: Puget Sound 20-2, NWC 12-1
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
03 Cross, Jeremy....... * 1-3 1-1 4-4 1 2 3 3 7 0 0 0 3 17
04 Glynn, Matt......... * 10-15 4-5 1-2 1 3 4 1 25 2 2 1 0 26
25 Curtiss, Chase...... * 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 5 0 3 15
30 Walker, Josh........ * 2-5 0-1 0-1 1 3 4 2 4 0 3 0 3 20
33 O'Donnell, Chris.... * 6-7 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 12 1 1 0 2 12
10 Buehler, Vincent.... 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 4 0 3 6 0 0 18
11 Shelton, Aubrey..... 2-2 0-0 4-4 2 5 7 2 8 3 3 0 0 13
12 Chang, Stephen...... 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 2 0 3 2 0 3 15
21 McVey, Zack......... 4-8 0-0 2-2 2 4 6 1 10 1 1 1 0 15
22 Mendoza, Mario...... 6-9 5-7 0-1 0 1 1 3 17 2 1 0 0 18
31 Medved, Curtis...... 3-7 2-5 2-2 0 3 3 1 10 2 2 0 1 24
32 Stuart, Shane....... 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 7
TEAM................ 2 2
Totals.............. 36-66 14-25 13-16 12 28 40 22 99 17 27 2 15 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 19-34 55.9% 2nd Half: 17-32 53.1% Game: 54.5% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 6-13 46.2% 2nd Half: 8-12 66.7% Game: 56.0% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 7-9 77.8% 2nd Half: 6-7 85.7% Game: 81.3% 0,4

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Officials: Nixon, Cook, Gresham
Technical fouls: Willamette-None. Puget Sound-None.
Attendance: 567
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Willamette.................... 23 48 - 71
Puget Sound................... 51 48 - 99