The Blitz: Men’s basketball splits weekend road trip

Men’s basketball vs. NKU

Breaking a two-game losing streak, Oakland men’s basketball (15-5, 5-2 HL) triumphed 79-70 over Northern Kentucky University (12-8, 3-4 HL) on the road on Friday, Jan. 20.

Sherron Dorsey-Walker led the Golden Grizzlies with 21 points and racked up nine rebounds during the game. Trailing closely behind Dorsey-Walker’s efforts, Jaylen Hayes put 19 points on the scoreboard for Oakland and managed 11 rebounds.

Men’s basketball vs. WSU

The Golden Grizzlies were not as fortunate when facing Wright State University. Oakland took an 88-67 loss against the Raiders on Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Nutter Center.

Difficulty finding the net and foul trouble proved to be Oakland’s downfalls. The Golden Grizzlies went 5-for-20 from the three-point line and had their three big men — Isaiah Brock, Xavier Hill-Mais and Brad Brechting — all foul out of the game.

Leading the team in points for the Golden Grizzlies was Martez Walker with 14. The only other Golden Grizzly to reach double digits was Nick Daniels with 10.

The loss against Wright State University puts Oakland 15-6, 5-3 Horizon League.