LOS ANGELES — Andrew Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Zach Baines added 18 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, and the Occidental men's basketball team beat Chapman 77-64 at Rush Gym on Saturday.
Johnson, a two-time All-SCIAC selection who's leading the league in scoring with 23.6 points per game in conference play, was effective from the low block, going 7 for 13 from the field. It's his fifth double-double this season.
Baines, a transfer from Middlebury, was scrappy inside, contesting shots and finishing offensive rebounds and interior passes with good body balance.
The Tigers outrebounded Chapman 43-31 and held them to 38.5 percent shooting from the field.
Oxy led by as many as 15 points in the second half, going on a 52-point surge after trailing 28-25 at halftime.
"We have played well in spurts all season long, but tonight we did it for almost a full 40 minutes," Oxy head coach Brian Newhall said. "We rebounded, we defended and earned a good team win."
Tyler Green led Chapman with 17 points, Reed Nakikihara scored 15 and Rob Nelson had 13.
Season Impact: Oxy improves to 9-6 overall and 1-4 in SCIAC.
Chapman falls to 7-7 and 2-3.
Next Game: The Tigers are back in action on Tuesday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 7 p.m.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram