Women’s basketball loses a couple of road games late

At Cleveland State

The Oakland’s women’s basketball team (12-10, 4-7) fell to host Cleveland State (5-16, 2-9) 88-75 in overtime on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Olivia Nash tied the game at 71 with 4.4 seconds left by hitting a three and getting fouled, but sent the game into overtime after she didn’t convert the 4 point play.

Cleveland State then rushed Oakland, getting the win.

Nash score 26 and got 15 boards, her seventh double-double of the season.

Taylor Gleason scored 19 points, a career-high, and went 3-for-4 behind the arc.

Elena Popkey got seven assists, the game-high, and 11 points.

Sinclair Russell tied her career-high of five blocks for the second game in a row.

The Golden Grizzlies secured their first conference win of the season against Cleveland State in a 79-69 Jan. 2 victory and lead the all-time series 4-3.

At Youngstown State

The Youngstown State Penguins swept up the Golden Grizzlies in a fourth-quarter rally on the way to a 67-63 Penguin win at the Beeghly Center on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Oakland had managed to hold Youngstown State to only one point for the first seven and a half minutes of the third quarter, but then the Penguins scored 15 to Oakland’s one to gain the lead back, and get the victory.

“In that fourth quarter they gave us some problems and we couldn’t answer,” head coach Jeff Tungate said in the post game GrizzVision interview.

Four Golden Grizzlies in double figures Thursday night were with Taylor Gleason (14), Sinclair Russell (11), Taylor Jones (11) and Nola Anderson (10).

Senior Olivia Nash recorded 10 rebounds, a team-high, while adding nine points.

The Oakland-Youngstown State series is 8-7 in favor of YSU, with the Penguins winning the meeting before this one 96-77 on Nov. 28 in the O’rena.