COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Mumaw Locates His Shooting Touch in Time to Lift Chapman
Stefan Mumaw made five of six free throws in the final 34 seconds to secure Chapman’s 66-62 victory over Claremont-Mudd in a nonconference men’s basketball game Saturday night at the Hutton Center in Orange.
Mumaw missed three consecutive free throws on the Panthers’ previous two possessions, allowing Claremont-Mudd to cut the lead dto two points with a minute to play.
The Stags (4-5) trailed, 61-53, after Mumaw dunked off a pass from Adam Dzierzynski with two minutes remaining.
But Mumaw missed the front end of a one-and-one. After Claremont-Mudd’s Tim Lin hit a three-pointer, Mumaw missed two more at the line.
The Stags cut the lead to 61-59 on Chris Bruce’s driving layup, but Mumaw recovered his touch and sank two free throws to give the Panthers (7-5) a 63-59 lead with 24 seconds left.
Claremont-Mudd’s Kevin Ziter, who scored 28 points, missed shots on two consecutive possessions and Mumaw clinched the victory with three more free throws.
Claremont-Mudd missed on 14 of its first 15 field-goal attempts and Chapman missed 10 of its first 11.
Despite shooting only 25% to Claremont-Mudd’s 26%, the Panthers led at halftime, 27-22.
“In the first half, both teams looked like they were playing in mud,” Chapman Coach Mike Bokosky said. “It wasn’t pretty but (we) did it.”
Mumaw led the Panthers with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Dzierzynski, the starting point guard from Santa Margarita High, added 14 points.
Bokosky pointed to Jim Falletta, who had six assists, and Greg Vanden Ordel, who had six points in the second half, as key contributors.
In other nonconference men’s basketball:
Concordia 98, Concordia (Ore.) 69--Pharoah Jones scored 22 points and Jeff Putnam added 21 points and 13 rebounds for host Concordia (11-1). Teammate Craig Martin added 13 points.
Southern California College 84, Concordia (Minn.) 77--Kevin Carlson had 17 points, including three three-pointers, and Chauncey Woolridge scored 17 points to lead host SCC (8-6).
In nonconference women’s basketball:
Southern California College 78, Concordia (Neb.) 59--SCC’s Alisha Blomker scored 16 points, including three three-pointers. Teammate Heather Brannan scored 14 points and Tina DeMarsh added 13 points and 10 assists.