Oakland, Mich. 97, S. Dakota St. 88

Keith Benson scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed 11

rebounds to pace Oakland, Mich., to a 97-88 victory over South

Dakota State on Thursday night.

Benson also blocked three shots to set the Summit League record

with 320 for his career.

Drew Valentine’s double-double of 11 points and a game-high 13

rebounds helped the Golden Grizzlies (13-8, 8-0), who have a

season-high six-game winning streak and a 16-game Summit League


Reggie Hamilton had 18 points and nine assists, Travis Bader had

five 3-pointers among his 17 points and Will Hudson added 16


Clint Sargent and Jordan Dykstra scored 18 points apiece for the

Jackrabbits (12-7, 4-4), who lost their second in a row. Nate

Wolters added 16 and Tony Fiegen 15.

Oakland, which never trailed, led 54-44 at intermission. The

Jackrabbits got within eight three times in the last 4 minutes.