Men's Basketball

OAKLAND SURGES PAST VALPO, 75-70

January 04, 2014

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ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Duke Mondy scored 24 points and Travis Bader added 20 as Oakland clinched a 75-70 come-from-behind victory over Valparaiso on Saturday night.

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.

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