Rochester, MI (Sports Network) - Travis Bader scored a game-high 30 points as
the Oakland Golden Grizzlies recorded an 81-68 win over the Kangaroos of UMKC
in Summit League play at the O'rena.
Also scoring in double figures for the Golden Grizzlies (8-12, 3-3 Summit)
were Drew Valentine and Corey Petros with 19 and 16 points, respectively, with
the latter also leading the way on the glass with 10 boards. Ryan Bass filled
out his stat line with nine points, seven assists and six rebounds as the team
snapped a three-game slide.
The Kangaroos (5-14, 2-5), losers of 10 of the last 11 games, were paced by
Estan Tyler who dropped in 20 points, shooting 4-of-7 behind the 3-point line,
while Nelson Kirksey tacked on 10 in the setback.
UMKC led by three points early in the first half and even though the hosts
connected on a sizzling 66.7 percent from the floor in the period, the teams
remained tied at the break, 33-33.
In the second half Oakland dipped to 46.2 percent accuracy from the field, but
at the same time feasted at the free-throw line (19-of-24) in order to come
away with the double-digit win.
With the victory Oakland, which turned the ball over 20 times, has now won 10
straight home games.
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