Baines, DeWitz Named First Team All-SCIAC

Baines, DeWitz Named First Team All-SCIAC

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LOS ANGELESZach Baines and Austin DeWitz were both named First Team All-SCIAC for the second year in a row on Friday.

2018-19 All-SCIAC List

Both players surpassed the 1,000 point career scoring mark this season and are a big part of Oxy's successful season.

Baines, a 6-foot-5 wing from Stamford, Conn., was third in SCIAC games in scoring at 19.1 points per game, ninth in field goal percentage at 49.2 percent, sixth in rebounds at 6.4 per game and second in blocks at 1.6 per game. He scored more than 20 points seven times in SCIAC play, including 34 at Redlands, 29 at Cal Lutheran and 24 at Whittier.

DeWitz, a 6-foot-7 forward from Oregon City, anchored Oxy's interior defense, led the SCIAC in rebounding at 9.1 per game, scored 16.6 points per game, averaged 3.9 assists per game and shot 50 percent from the field. 

"Both Zach and Austin are outstanding D3 scholar-athletes who will graduate in May with a prestigious Oxy degree," Oxy head coach Brian Newhall said. "They are excellent representatives of our program both on and off of the court."

The Tigers finished 21-4 overall and 12-4 in the SCIAC. Oxy has advanced to the SCIAC Postseason Tournament as the No. 3 seed, playing at No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday night at 7 p.m. 

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