Oakland gets by Valparaiso 70-68
Mondy, Bass, Bader all score 16 for Oakland on way to victory
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 rebounds.
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.