Women’s basketball drops two road games


Oakland women’s basketball team (6-9 in conference play) lost both games on the road against Wright State and Northern Kentuckythis week. 

Ally Racey

Oakland women’s basketball head coach Jeff Tungate predicted it would be a tough weekend for the Golden Grizzlies as they headed into two road games against Wright State and Northern Kentucky.

The team fell to Wright State, 79-63, on Thursday before taking on Northern Kentucky on Sunday.

The odds were not in Oakland’s favor as the Norse blew past Oakland, 80-64.

“We were just really, really mentally weak tonight and physically weak,” Tungate said. 

The team came out strong in the first quarter, but Northern Kentucky took over the game quickly.

Freshman Taylor Jones led Oakland with 13 points, five rebounds and two assists.

Also adding to the scoreboard was Olivia Nash and Nicole Dodd with 11 points each.

Sophomore Leah Somerfield broke a season record as she grabbed a team and season-high nine rebounds.

Oakland returns home to the Blacktop at the O’rena to take on big time rival, University of Detroit Mercy, on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.

The game is a Metro Series contest driven by Trinity Transportation and an exciting game for the fans.

Fellow Golden Grizzlies are encouraged to wear white at the white-out themed game.  The first 100 fans will receive a free t-shirt.

“We were proud of our team that was on the floor in the fourth quarter,” Tungate said. “I mean they went out there and competed, they didn’t quit [and] they battled the whole time.”