Scores

Final

Oakland 67

(5-6, 1-1 Summit)

    7:00 PM ET, December 19, 2007

    1 2 T
    RC 26 2753
    OAK 39 2867

    Top Performers

    Rochester College: J. Djurovski 18 Pts, 2 Reb

    Oakland: D. Nelson 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Oakland, Mich. 67, Rochester, Mich. 53

    Associated Press

    ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Derick Nelson had 18 points and Dan Waterstradt added 12 points and 12 rebounds as Oakland defeated neighboring Rochester College 67-53 Wednesday night.

    The game was the first between the schools since 1998. The Golden Grizzlies (5-6) are 10-0 against Rochester (7-6), with the first nine wins coming when Oakland was in Division II. Rochester is a member of the USCAA.

    Keith Benson added 10 points and nine rebounds for Oakland, which outrebounded the Warriors 38-23.

    John Djurovski led Rochester with 18 points, hitting 6-of-9 3-pointers, and Tyler Leipprandt added 15. The Warriors hit 10 triples, but only nine 2-point shots.

    Oakland held the Warriors scoreless for more than seven minutes during a 16-0 first-half run that put them ahead 19-6. That margin grew to 21 before Rochester hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the half.

    The Golden Grizzlies led 39-26 at the half, thanks to a 24-8 edge on the glass. No Warrior had more than one rebound -- Waterstradt outrebounded Rochester 9-8 -- and only Djurovski's 5 3-pointers kept them in the game.

    The Warriors got within 62-51 with 2:32 to play, but Erik Kangas answered with a 3-pointer and Oakland held on for the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RC
    OAK
    Points 53 67
    FG Made-Attempted 19-47 (.404) 28-57 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-6 (.833) 6-13 (.462)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 20

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