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.