|LIFE Pacific 5-3||41||33||74|
|Dec. 6, 2016|
|Orange, Calif. (Hutton Sports Center)|
|LIFE Pacific||Indv. Leaders||Chapman|
|#02 Mark Eden - 28||Points||#15 Cam Haslam - 18|
|#13 Trent Rowser - 11||Rebounds||2 Players (#25,#32) - 6|
|#02 Mark Eden - 5||Assists||#04 Reed Nakakihara - 4|
|LIFE Pacific||Team Statistics||Chapman|
|52% (26 - 50)||Field Goals %||42.6% (26 - 61)|
|60% (9 - 15)||3 Point Field Goals %||31.8% (7 - 22)|
|92.9% (13 - 14)||Free Throws||50% (4 - 8)|
|16||2nd Chance Pts||14|
ORANGE, Calif. – Mark Eden scored 28 points and the LIFE Pacific men's basketball team rose 74-63 to defeat home team Chapman University on Tuesday. Four Warriors scored in double digits as LPC improved to 5-4 on the season.
The two teams traded the lead three times over the first four minutes but the NCCAA's ninth-ranked team caught fire and the Warriors went on an 11-2 run to pull away early in the first half. Mark Eden fueled the charge for LPC, scoring 19 of his 28 points in the first half.
The lead reached 15 points late in the first half and the Panthers could not come back to match it. At the points to halftime the Warriors led 41-31.
Mark Eden was joined by three teammates in double digits to lead a hot-shooting LIFE Pacific team. The Warriors shot 60 percent in the first half, including a 7-for-8 half from beyond the arc. The hit just 2-of-7 three-pointers in the second half but shot 52 percent in the game to stay out in front. Trent Rowser put up a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double to help in the win.
Coach Cook commented "It was an incredible team effort on both ends. The guys executed the scout as good as you can. We beat a very good NCAA team on the road. This schedule is starting to make us tougher and stronger for future games."
By the numbers:
LPC's largest lead was by 15
LPC led with 33 rebounds
LPC had 13 assists, 5 blocks, and 3 steals
LPC shot 92.9% (13 - 14) free throws
LPC scored 16 2nd Chance Pts
LPC heads to San Marcos for its next game on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and returns home on Dec. 17 for a 7 p.m. game with BIOLA.