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Josh Angle led the comeback with 30 points (photo by Caelyn Smith)
Josh Angle led the comeback with 30 points (photo by Caelyn Smith)

Big Second-Half Run Propels CMS Men's Basketball to Road Win at Chapman

ORANGE, Calif. - Josh Angle had his third 30-point game of the season, and the CMS men's basketball team used a 28-7 run in the second half to turn a 10-point deficit into an 11-point lead as it captured a key 75-69 road win at Chapman on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, CMS improves to 11-2 on the year and bounces back from its first loss in over a month, as Cal Lutheran snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Stags on Wednesday. Chapman suffers just its second loss as it falls to 9-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play. 

The first half was tight throughout, but Chapman was able to get a little bit of separation before the break and take a 38-30 lead into intermission. The Panthers pushed the lead up to 43-33 early in the second half, before CMS turned things around quickly with a pivotal run. 

TJ Askew started an 8-0 run with a three-pointer, that was followed by another three from Angle on the next possession (both assisted by Brian Kenyon) to make it a four-point game at 43-39. After an exchange of baskets, Angle had two free throws and a layup to knot the score back up at 47-47. 

Chapman took the lead back with a layup, but Angle hit a go-ahead three and Luke Webb followed with a layup to give the Stags a 52-49 edge. The run kept coming, as Kiran Kruse knocked down a three-pointer to double the lead to 55-49, the second 8-0 run of the half.  Webb and Askew hit shots, and Angle knocked down two foul shots to stretch the lead up to 61-50 with 7:41 left, capping the 28-7 run. 

Chapman was able to get the lead down to four points on two occasions late, but Rhett Carter finally was able to seal things with a pair of foul shots to make the final score 75-69.

Angle matched his career high of 30 points, which he first set on opening day against Puget Sound this year and matched against UC Santa Cruz. He knocked down 9-17 shots from the floor and 6-12 from beyond the arc. Askew had a solid effort as well with 18 points on 8-12 shooting (2-2 from three), while Webb had a big day off the bench with 11 points in 15 minutes of action.  

CMS returns to play in one week when it hosts Redlands for a 5 p.m. tipoff at Roberts Pavilion.