Clutch three-point shooting boosts men’s basketball in narrow win over Caltech

After falling behind early to last-place Caltech, the Chapman University men’s basketball team fought back with a strong defensive effort and clutch three-point shooting to defeat the Beavers 72-65 on Wednesday night. The home victory marked Chapman’s third straight conference win and fourth consecutive at the Hutton Sports Center.

Chapman (10-7) struggled to defend the Beavers early as the two teams exchanged leads seven times in the first half of play. Neither team saw a lead larger than six points before the break as the Panthers took a 38-35 lead into the half, despite 55.6 percent shooting from Caltech.

The Panthers defense came out on the attack after the break, holding Caltech scoreless for the first 3:26 of the second half to build an 11-point lead with 11:37 remaining. The Beavers made a strong effort to get back in the game, pulling within two points several times, but a put-back bucket by sophomore forward Justin Young with under a minute left sealed the victory for the Panthers.

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