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Oakland University basketball beats Rochester College for first win of season
By Mark Vest
Posted November 30, 2013
ROCHESTER — Oakland University's men's basketball program picked up its first win of the season with a 86-51 victory against Rochester College Nov. 30 at the O'Rena.
Oakland (1-7) never trailed in the game and took a 38-23 lead into the half.
Rochester College wasn't able to mount any serious threats to the Grizzlies in the second half, as a 12-pont deficit was the closest the Warriors came to cutting into Oakland's lead.
While Oakland's record may not look good right now, coach Greg Kampe doesn't seem to be panicking about the Grizzlies' start
"We don't think we're on the wrong track," he said. "There's no issue. (When) we play Wright State (a Horizon League opponent), that's when we start worrying about confidence and being on (the right) track."
Travis Bader and Duke Mondy each scored 31 points for Oakland.
The Golden Grizzlies are scheduled to play Ohio at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the O'Rena.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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