Men’s basketball takes fourth in Great Alaska Shootout

Drew Hagge, WXOU Sports Director

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Oakland men’s basketball spent its Thanksgiving break in Anchorage, Alaska, to compete in the final games of the Great Alaska Tournament.

After leading Nevada by 16 points at halftime on Nov. 23, the Wolf Pack clawed back to defeat the Golden Grizzlies 82-78.

Sherron Dorsey-Walker led the way for the Golden Grizzlies, reaching 23 points and nine assists, which was good enough for career highs in both. Isaiah Brock also got his first double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in his first start for Oakland.

The Golden Grizzlies bounced back against Division II foe, Alaska Anchorage, 71-65 in what was considered a trap game on Nov. 25.

Martez Walker led all scorers with 25 points and notched three rebounds against the Seawolves. Dorsey-Walker only put up five points and six rebounds, but knocked down two clutch free throws to seal the victory for Oakland in the last two minutes.

Due to the loss against Nevada, Oakland went up against UC Davis in the fourth-place game of the shootout. Oakland won 79-66.

Starting point guard Stevie Clark led the charge for Oakland with 19 points, five assists, and three rebounds. Brock continued to dominate as part of the starting lineup, reaching a near double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Golden Grizzlies will look to improve on their already impressive 6-1 record against Oral Roberts on Thursday, Dec. 1. The game will be held at 7 p.m. ET on the Blacktop at the O’rena.