The Blitz Jan. 14, 2018

Katie LaDuke, Staff Reporter

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WBB @ UIC: Oakland women’s basketball traveled to Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, Jan. 12. The Black and Gold topped UIC 67-63.

Leading the offense, Sha’Keya Graves and Taylor Jones both had 13 points. Following close behind, Leah Somerfield and Cierra Bond finished with 11 points a piece. Chloe Guingrich tied career highs with 11 rebounds  and two assists. In Oakland’s third Horizon League win of the season, the team had a season-low 10 turnovers with a season-high 20 assists.

Track and Field: Oakland Track and Field traveled to Central Michigan University for the Jack Skoog Invite on Friday, Jan. 12.

For the men, Andrew Bowman won the 1-mile (4:21.19) and the 3000m (8:48.35). For the women’s team, Madison Leigh placed first in the 1-mile (5:09.53) and second in the 3000m (10:35.53). Maggie Schneider won the 3000m (10:16.03).

The men’s 4x400m relay team of Jimmie Williams, Corey Goodloe, Andrew Storm and Tyler Brenner to won with a time of 3:26.73. The women’s 4x400m relay team of Sydney Sterling, Jessica Krone, Andrea Koenigsknecht and Chanel Gardner placed first with a time of (4:11.79).

Women’s Tennis: Oakland women’s tennis visited Western Michigan University for the spring season opener on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Golden Grizzlies fell 5-2.

Alexandra Whall took a No. 3 singles win in straight sets (6-4, 6-3). Darya Maltseva won at No. 3 singles (7-6, 6-2). Whall and Maltseva teamed up for a No. 2 doubles win (6-3).

WBB @ IUPUI: For the second game of the road stand, women’s basketball visited IUPUI on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Golden Grizzlies lost 80-64.

Jones led the team with 18 points and had two steals and three free throws. Taylor Gleason and Graves each added 16 points. Gleason had five assists and four steals. Graves went 5-for-5 with free throws. Oakland is now 3-3 in the Horizon League with a 10-7 overall record.