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Whitworth to host Chapman in second round of playoffs

Whitworth University will be host to the Chapman Panthers on Saturday in a second-round NCAA Division III tournament game. Game time is 7 p.m.

The two teams also played in the second round last year in with Whitworth winning at home 77-56.

Chapman whipped Redlands 62-38 at home in Orange, Calif., on Thursday night to advance.

Chapman (25-3) took a big lead early against Redlands (16-12) in the first half before the Bulldogs rallied to within 28-27 at 14:15 of the second half before the Panthers pulled away.

Justin Riley and Griffin Ramme each scored 14 points for Chapman.

The Panthers defeated Redlands three times this season.

It is the second straight season that the Panthers have won a first round contest against the champion of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference.