Wright leads Oakland past Seattle 77-68

SEATTLE (AP) Larry Wright had 21 points and converted four clutch free throws down the stretch as Oakland, Mich., beat Seattle 77-68 on Thursday night.

Wright hit a fall-away baseline jumper with 3:52 left and drew a foul from Seattle’s Charles Garcia to pull within one point and get Garcia to foul out.

The 3-point play tied the game 67-67.

Keith Benson then gave Oakland its first lead since the early stages of the second half.

Wright then hit four straight free throws and came down with a crucial defensive rebound to help Oakland pull away late.

Garcia, who entered the game averaging 25.0 points per game, was held to five.

Cervante Burrell and Chris Gweth each scored 14 to lead the Redhawks.

Updated December 18, 2009