LAIE, Hawaii – Junior guard Cory Lange led BYU-Hawaii men's basketball to a 98-82 victory over Chapman University in the Cannon Activities Center on Saturday night.
"It was good to get everyone a chance to play," BYU-Hawaii head coach Ken Wagner said. "I thought we played well and it's always good to get the win."
Lange led BYU-Hawaii (3-2) with 22 points while shooting 88.8 percent from the field. Ian Harward contributed 20 points and seven rebounds on the night. Tanner Nelson finished with 13 points and five rebounds. Scott Friel had a great all-around game with eight points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Cam Haslam led all-players with 40 points for the Panthers (2-2) to go with four steals. James Taylor ended with 11 rebounds and 13 points.
BYU-Hawaii outrebounded Chapman 31-26 and shot 62.3 percent from the field, while the Panthers shot 51.9 percent. BYU-Hawaii finished with 30 bench points.
The Seasiders went on an 11-2 run powered by 3-pointers from Lange, Justin Yamzon and Nelson to build an 18-6 lead that they held for the rest of the game with 14:19 remaining. A dunk from Willie Ching with 4:18 on the clock put BYU-Hawaii up 41-23 for the largest lead of the half.
The Panthers answered back with a 10-3 run to close the gap, but were unable to capitalize as they went into the locker room trailing 44-33.
An 8-2 run for the Seasiders with four points by Harward propelled them to a 20-point lead at 60-40 three minutes into the second half. The teams traded buckets until a 6-2 run with three layups by Gabriel Andrade widened the gap to 76-53 with 9:07 on the clock.
The Panthers retaliated with an 11-1 run featuring eight points from Haslam to close the gap to 85-73 with 3:51 remaining, but were unable to get any closer.
BYU-Hawaii will head to Hawaii Hilo next Saturday to play at 7:30 p.m. HST. Live stats and audio will be available online.