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Tigers Edge Bethesda in Exhibition

Tigers Edge Bethesda in Exhibition

LOS ANGELESCaleb Yellin-Flaherty, Zach Baines and Jeevin Sandhu led the Occidental men's basketball team past Bethesda, 75-72 in an exhibition game at Rush Gymnasium on Saturday.

Yellin-Flaherty, a 6-foot-5 sophomore from New York, scored 21 points on 9 for 16 shooting, was active on the offensive glass and ran the court well. He finished with a game-high 10 rebounds, five on offense and five on defense. His inside performance was especially important for the Tigers with 6-foot-6 forward Austin DeWitz spending a good majority of both halves in foul trouble. 

Sandhu was a spark off the bench and a surge of offense. He scored 18 points off of 4 for 9 shooting and a perfect 8 for 8 from the free throw line. 

Zach Baines was productive on offense for the Tigers and changed a few shots with his length. He finished the game with 18 points, six rebounds, and four blocks.

Isaiah De La Fuente also was in double figures, scoring 10 points, most of them free throws when Bethesda fouled to extend the game late in the second half. 

Oxy extended a 12-point lead early in the second half after leading by just one at halftime, with increased defensive effort and ball pressure. 

Season Opener: The Tigers square off with Caltech in the 110 Freeway Rivalry Game on Wednesday in their first official game of the season.

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