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Oakland Women's Basketball Falls to Miami Ohio in OT

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PxP: Giovanni Moceri

Studio: Logan Pizzurro

On December 21st, in the last non-conference game of the season, Oakland fell to the visiting Miami Ohio RedHawks in overtime, 66-68.

The game looked to be a tough, defensive battle with the score of the first quarter being 9-8, RedHawks lead.

The offense would wake up in the second quarter, with Miami scoring 13 and Oakland scoring 17 to make a halftime score of 25-22, Oakland lead.

Miami’s freshman forward, Amber Tretter, had 12 points and 10 rebounds just in the first half. All other RedHawks only scored 2 or 3 points. Tretter finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists, all of which are career highs.

The game stayed close throughout, with neither team leading by more than 7.

With 23 seconds left in regulation, Oakland led by 6 points after a free throw by Maddy Skorupski.

Miami’s Maddy Huhn was able to score a three-pointer to make it a one possession game, 58-55 Oakland with 19 seconds left. Then a Miami steal would lead to a three pointer by Cori Lard, her only FG of the game at the time, to tie the game with 12 seconds left.

Oakland failed to make the winning shot in the last possession, sending the game into overtime.

The Golden Grizzlies would lead in OT by 4 with a midrange jumper by Brooke Quarles-Daniels, with 1:37 in OT.

The lead would swing both ways until it’s tied at 66 with 14 seconds left. Miami had the final shot of the game, a jumper by Jada Scott to win it for the RedHawks, 68-66.

The Golden Grizzlies were led in scoring by Brooke Quarles-Daniels with a career-high 22 points, Maddy Skorupski with 15, and Kianni Westbrook with 10.

The RedHawks advance to 2-7 on the season and the Golden Grizzlies fall to 4-6.

Oakland will stay home and host Northern Kentucky on Friday, December 29th at 7:00pm with WXOU on the call.

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