Men’s team crunches Maple Leafs 102-59

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Men’s team crunches Maple Leafs 102-59

Sherron Dorsey-Walker (20 points) and Martez Walker (21 points) combined scored 41 points to lead the Golden Grizzlies into its third victory of the season. Oakland  defeated Goshen College 102-59.

Sherron Dorsey-Walker (20 points) and Martez Walker (21 points) combined scored 41 points to lead the Golden Grizzlies into its third victory of the season. Oakland defeated Goshen College 102-59.

Nowshin Chowdhury

Sherron Dorsey-Walker (20 points) and Martez Walker (21 points) combined scored 41 points to lead the Golden Grizzlies into its third victory of the season. Oakland defeated Goshen College 102-59.

Nowshin Chowdhury

Nowshin Chowdhury

Sherron Dorsey-Walker (20 points) and Martez Walker (21 points) combined scored 41 points to lead the Golden Grizzlies into its third victory of the season. Oakland defeated Goshen College 102-59.

AuJenee Hirsch, Staff reporter

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The Golden Grizzlies (3-0) defeated the Goshen College Maple Leafs (4-2) 102-59 on Friday, Nov. 18. 

From the beginning of the game, Oakland had the upper hand against Goshen. Guard Jalen Hayes opened the game with a dunk that was assisted by Stevie Clark.

“It was real easy the first two possessions,” said Oakland head coach Greg Kampe in the postgame press conference. “I think [Goshen’s] team was a little shell shocked by our size and athleticism. We got a bunch of easy ones.”

After making six shots in the paint, Oakland started shooting 3-pointers against the Maple Leafs. Guards Martez Walker and Sherron Dorsey-Walker each made threes, bringing the score to 18-7 Oakland with 15:59 left in the half.

At halftime, the score was 56-30 Black and Gold.

The Golden Grizzlies had a strong second half. 

With 56.8 left in the game, guard Jaevin Cumberland made a three from the left side, bringing the score to 100-59 Black and Gold.

The final score was 102-59 Oakland.

Walker led the team with 21 points. He went 8-12 from the field and 3-7 from the three.

Dorsey-Walker scored a career-high of 20 points. He went 6-12 from the field and 4-9 from the 3-point line with six total rebounds.

Clark tallied a career-high of 10 assists. Now that Clark has joined the starting line-up as point guard, Dorsey-Walker has been moved to the wing.

“I’m totally good with it, it’s good for the team,” Dorsey-Walker said in the postgame press conference. “As coach always says, it’s about the team, so that adjustment is all about the team. [Clark] is great. He’s finding guys.”

Freshman Isaiah Brock scored a total of 12 points, making it his first game with a double-digit score. He continues to improve with every game. Dorsey-Walker agrees.

“It’s great to have [Brock] here,” Dorsey-Walker said. “He’s a great dude. He comes into practice with a great spirit everyday, and he’s working hard. To see it rewarding him and getting results, it’s good to see.”

Kampe changed things up a bit in this game and put Brock in at the start of the second half.

“The reason was I wanted to get him minutes with [Hayes] and I wasn’t planning on playing [Hayes] a lot of minutes in the second half,” Kampe said. “So to get that to happen, I started [Brock] off in the second half. Plus, I wanted to run that alley-oop play, so that was the purpose for starting him in the second half.”

For Goshen, Christian Grider led the team with 19 points. He went 7-13 from the field and 3-7 from the three, and grabbed six rebounds. Xavier Newson led the Maple Leafs in rebounds with eight.

Oakland’s next game was against Cleveland State at 3 p.m. ET at the O’rena on Saturday, Nov. 19. The team will be spending its Thanksgiving in Anchorage, Alaska, to play in the Great Alaska Shootout Nov. 24-26.