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COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Vaughn Takes Charge as Chapman Pulls Away From Hayward

Chapman overcame its first-half doldrums and defeated Cal State Hayward, 75-61, in a nonconference men’s basketball game Friday at the Hutton Center.

Chapman (3-3) spotted Hayward a six-point halftime lead and outscored the Pioneers, 21-3, in the first 9 minutes 34 minutes of the second half.

Leading the charge was Mike Vaughn, a 6-foot-1 junior transfer from Grand Canyon. Vaughn, who committed his third foul with 14:28 remaining in the first half, scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the second.

It seemed like more. Vaughn made a three-point shot to pull the Panthers within two points with 15:38 left. Then, after Alan Schlines scored to tie it and Hayward’s Mark Lawrence hit a three-pointer to put the Pioneers ahead briefly, Vaughn scored the next 12 points.

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Vaughn, who made seven of eight shots from the field and all five of his free throws, finished the run with a three-point play that gave the Panthers a 52-43 with 10:26 left.

The Panthers were sparked by an aggressive zone defense that led to many fast-break layups. Hayward, which shot 52% from the field in the first half while building a 37-31 lead, made only one of its first 13 shots in the second half. The Pioneers (1-4) only made six of 31 shots in the second half and finished with 35% accuracy for the game.

“It seemed like the zone defense was sure more effective for us and caused the low percentage shooting,” Chapman Coach Bob Boyd said.

The Panthers committed 13 turnovers in the first half and would have trailed by more if not for Brian Kenney scoring seven of nine points in the last 2:20 of the first half.

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David Barksdale scored 20 points for Hayward.


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