ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University men's basketball team fell 62-59 to Whittier College on Saturday night at the Hutton Sports Center. Freshman Drew Todd finished the game with a career-high 15 points for Chapman.
Trailing 59-51, Whittier's Conner Longmire hit a jump shot outside the arc to spark an 11-0 run for the Poets who earned the win on three free throws in the last 30 seconds of the game.
The Panthers and Poets traded leads nine times in the first half with the Panthers ending the half on top 28-25 following a key triple from junior Rob Nelsen. Nelsen scored all of his 13 points in the first half, shooting 5-for-7 in the field.
The Panthers will travel to Caltech for a SCIAC match at 7 p.m. on Thurs., January 26 looking to rebound from their four-game losing streak. Chapman will then return home, Sat., January 28 for a 4 p.m. game against Cal Lutheran.
by Raquel Rinauro
Sports Information Assistant