Oakland 82, Valparaiso 80
Reggie Hamilton hit a jumper from the top of the key at the
buzzer, the last two of his career-high 41 points, to give Oakland,
Mich., an 82-80 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday night.
Hamilton went 14-for-24, including five 3-pointers, to help the
Golden Grizzlies (8-4) overcome a 17-point deficit over the final
Drew Valentine added 19 points and Laval Lucas-Perry 12 as
Oakland won its second in a row despite having only four players
with more than one point.
Kevin Van Wijk led the Crusaders (7-4) with 22 points. Ryan
Broekhoff had 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Will Bogan scored
Valparaiso outshot Oakland 51 percent to 44 percent and held a
36-31 rebounding edge.
The Crusaders led 60-43 before Oakland’s 14-0 run cut it to
61-60. Valparaiso’s Ben Boggs hit a free throw to tie it at 80 with
1:29 left, preceding Hamilton’s winner.