Oakland 70, Valparaiso 68

Duke Mondy, Ryan Bass and Travis Bader scored 16 points apiece

to lead Oakland over Valparaiso 70-68 Monday night.

Mondy also had five rebounds. Bass was 7 of 13 from the field,

and Bader was 8 of 9 from the free-throw line. Corey Petros had 12

points and six rebounds. Drew Valentine also grabbed six


Oakland (4-7) led 34-32 at halftime. In the second half,

Valparaiso tied the game at 50 and took the lead with a layup by

Jordan Coleman. But the Grizzlies went on to outscore the Crusaders

19-16 and retook the lead, 69-68, off a Mondy layup with 20 seconds

to play. The Crusaders did not score again, and Mondy made 1 of 2

free throws.

LaVonte Dority came off the bench to lead Valparaiso (7-4) with

14 points. Ryan Broekhoff had 10 points, 10 rebounds. Ben Boggs and

Kevin Van Wijk had 11 points apiece.