The Blitz

Katie LaDuke , Staff Reporter

WBB @ MSU: Oakland women’s basketball traveled to East Lansing on Monday, Nov. 13 to take on Michigan State University. The Golden Grizzlies ultimately fell to the Spartans 95-63 after second quarter scoring troubles.

Leah Somerfield led the team with 17 points and also added six rebounds and two assists. Taylor Jones and Sha’Keya Graves each put up 12 points, and Taylor Gleason had the most assists with three.


WBB @ Northwestern: The Golden Grizzlies fell to Northwestern University 88-70 as women’s basketball visited Evanston, Ill. on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Offensively, Graves led the Golden Grizzlies with 20 points, and Taylor Jones added 17 of her own. Nikita Telesford put up two blocks and two assists while also scoring a meson-high 10 points. On defense, Mercy Agwaniru grabbed four rebounds and two assists.

Volleyball @ Green Bay: Oakland volleyball ended its season with a three set loss to Green Bay in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, Nov. 18.

In her final game as a Golden Grizzly, Sammy Condon recorded nine kills, four service aces and three blocks. Darien Bandel also added nine kills. On defense, Darrin Rice led with 16 digs while Lindsay Wightman and Jordan Lentz each had eight.

Oakland finished the season with a 17-12 record overall and a 12-4 league record.

MBB @ Toledo: Men’s basketball fell to the University of Toledo 87-74 on Saturday, Nov. 18 in Toledo, Ohio.

Walker recorded a career high eight rebounds while leading the team with 29 points. Nunn also added 24 points, and James Beck recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.

This loss breaks Oakland’s six game win streak over a Mid American Conference team.

WBB vs Niagara: On Sunday, Nov. 19, women’s basketball came out with a victory against Niagara on the Blacktop. The final score came to 67-59.

With her double-double, Somerfield put up a game high 16 points while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Also scoring in double digits, Jones and Cierra Bond added 15 and 14 points, respectively. Agwaniru recorded a career-high 11 rebounds while also adding four points, two assists, a steal and a block.

MBB @ Syracuse: Men’s basketball traveled to New York to go up against Syracuse on Monday, Nov. 20. Oakland was topped 74-50.

Walker led the Golden Grizzlies with 14 points while recording three rebounds, one block and one assist. Nunn put up 12 points and three rounds with Beck scoring eight and adding five rebounds.

WBB @ Michigan: Women’s basketball fell 78-69 to the University of Michigan on Wednesday, Nov. 23 in Ann Arbor.

Graves scored 19 points to lead the Golden Grizzlies, while Bond and Gleason both had double digits with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Somerfield also recorded seven rebounds with nine points.

MBB @ Kansas: On Friday, Nov. 24, men’s basketball fell 102-59 to No. 3 Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan.

Leading the Golden Grizzlies, Nunn put up 23 points while recording five rebounds. Jalen Hayes added 14 points and five rebounds in his first game back. Walker also added seven points of his own.