Illinoisst 38 37 75
Oakland 40 50 90
Date of game: 12/16/2013

Recap: Oakland vs. Illinois State

Rochester, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Travis Bader recorded a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Oakland Golden Grizzlies rolled to a 90-75 victory over the Illinois State Redbirds in a non-league tussle at the Athletics Center O'rena.

Bader connected on 4-of-11 field goal tries for Oakland (3-9). Corey Petros (18 points, 12 rebounds) also finished with a double-double. Tommie McCune added 16 points before fouling out and Duke Mondy and Kahlil Felder each netted 12 as all five starters scored in double figures.

Illinois State (5-5) also had five players in double figures led by 14 points apiece from Daishon Knight and Paris Lee. Tony Wills tacked on 12 points off the bench, Nick Zeisloft tallied 11 and Bobby Hunter chipped in 10. The Redbirds had a four-game winning streak snapped with the loss.

Early on the Golden Grizzlies looked destined for another defeat as they trailed by 12 points with just over 15 minutes to play. However Oakland ended up shooting at a 50 percent clip in the frame to rally for a 40-38 advantage at the break.

The second half was less even as the Golden Grizzlies connected on 61.5 percent of their field goal tries while the Redbirds struggled, netting just 39.4 percent.

Oakland enjoyed a 44-29 rebounding advantage. Illinois State outscored the Golden Grizzlies by a 45-21 margin from 3-poiint range.

Game Notes

Leinart, Crouch headline 2016 College HOF ballot

Former Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart, Eric Crouch and Rashaan Salaam are among 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players on the ballot for election into the 2016 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Halfway to the Sprint Cup Chase

The regular season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached its midpoint, with 13 races completed and 13 to go before the championship Chase begins.

Blue Jays activate Navarro from DL

The Toronto Blue Jays activated catcher Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list following a 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.