Recap: Oakland vs. Detroit
Rochester, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Kahlil Felder recorded the eighth triple- double in Division I basketball this season, and the first in Oakland basketball history, by netting 15 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists as the Oakland Golden Grizzlies edged out the Detroit Titans, 83-82, in an overtime Horizon League bout at the Athletics Center O'Rena.
Travis Bader scored a team-high 30 points, hitting 8-of-13 from 3-point range and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line, for Oakland (10-17, 5-7 Horizon). Ralph Hill chipped in 11 points, and both Corey Petros and Dante Williams contributed 10 points. Petros added nine boards, and Williams pulled down eight in the win, which ended a three-game losing streak for the Golden Grizzlies.
Juwan Howard Jr. led all scorers in the game with 33 points for Detroit (12-15, 5-7), adding six rebounds and four assists. Matthew Grant chipped in 10 points, and Evan Bruinsma grabbed a team-high nine boards. The loss snaps a two-game Titans win streak.
Oakland shot 44.8 percent from the floor in the first half, including 6-of-9 from 3-point distance, and took a slim 38-36 lead into the break. Detroit shot 44.1 percent in the frame.
The Golden Grizzlies connected on 48 percent of their tries from the floor in the second half, and went 6-of-10 from 3-point range. But the Titans mounted a comeback by shooting 43.3 percent to force the extra period. Detroit owned a three-point lead before Bader hit a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left, which tied the game, 77-77.
Detroit took an 82-77 lead with 3:10 left to play in overtime. Oakland closed the game on a 6-0 run, capped by a Duke Mondy 10-foot jumper with just over eight seconds to play that gave the Grizzlies the lead for good.
Oakland had the edge in rebounding in the contest, 41-37, and won the battle at the free-throw line, 17-13. Detroit had the edge in points off turnovers, 25-6, and in bench points, 19-12.Game Notes