OAKLAND SURGES PAST VALPO, 75-70
The Golden Grizzlies came back from 15 down in second half.
January 04, 2014
Oakland (6-11, 1-1 Horizon League) trailed for more than 29 minutes until a 19-5 run - including two 3's each by Mondy and Bader - put the Golden Grizzlies ahead with 3:32 to go. An Alec Peters jumper tied the score at 70, but the Crusaders closed out the game with two missed 3-point attempts. One more 3-pointer from Bader and two free throws by Mondy handed Oakland its first Horizon win.
Bader and Mondy combined to make nine of the Golden Grizzlies 10 3-pointers, and matched Valpo's 26 points in the second half.
LaVonte Dority led Valparaiso with 20 points and five assists, and the team shot 50 percent (24 of 48) from the field. The Crusaders (9-8, 1-1) committed twice as many turnovers as Oakland, 12 to 6.