Scores

Final

Oakland 85

(10-10, 5-4 Summit)

W Illinois 71

(9-11, 4-5 Summit)

    8:00 PM ET, January 26, 2008

    Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    OAK 42 4385
    WIU 36 3571

    Top Performers

    Oakland: B. Cassise 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl

    Western Illinois: D. Jackson 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Oakland, Mich. 85, W. Illinois 71

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Junior Derick Nelson scored a game high 18 points to lead Oakland 85-71 over Western Illinois Saturday night.

    Brandon Cassise scored 15, including three 3-pointers and eight assists, and Keith Benson had 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting for the Golden Grizzlies (10-10, 5-4 Summit). Two other players scored in the double-digits for Oakland. Johnathon Jones had 11 points and Tim Williams came off the bench and chipped in another 11.

    Oakland led 42-36 at the half and never trailed.

    The Golden Grizzlies shot 29-of-42 from the field or 69 percent, compared with the Leathernecks' 27-for-59, or about 46 percent.

    David Jackson had 16 points, including three assists, for Western Illinois (9-11, 4-5). Louis Johnson came off the bench and scored 12 points, including six rebounds, on 5-of-5 shooting. David Nurse had 11 points and David DuBois chipped in 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OAK
    WIU
    Points 85 71
    FG Made-Attempted 29-42 (.690) 27-59 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-10 (.800) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 10-20 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

    2007-08 Season

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