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Women's Basketball Defeats Visiting Cleary University 110-51 in Home Opener

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Play-by-play: Gavin Smilowski

Color: Joey Hayes

Studio: Harjun Buttar

Oakland comes out in dominant fashion against tonight’s opponent, the Cleary Cougars, to start off 1-0 at the O’Rena. The final score was 110-51.

Oakland came into this game off back-to-back tough games against Big Ten opponents and was looking to get back on track as they continue to progress through their schedule. Going into this game against the Cougars, they were looking for a tune-up game against an NAIA opponent.

The Cleary Cougars came into this game winless, fresh off an 81-54 loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene and were looking to battle a tough Division I opponent. They continue to rely on Taedom Stein and Amy Jackson to get the majority of their points.

Oakland jumped out of the gate on a 10-2 run spurred by Alexis Johnson and Linda van Schaik, and the Cougars couldn’t keep up with Oakland’s offensive pace. Jasmin Dupree-Hebert lead Oakland over the half-century mark late in the second quarter with a trey to make the score 52-21. Oakland lead 62-26 at halftime.

Cleary scored the first four points of the second half to make the score 28-64. The third quarter was the Cougars’ best offensive quarter, despite the heavy Oakland press defense limiting possessions. Oakland clamped down in the fourth and only allowed Cleary to score 8 in the fourth. Oakland put up 24 more in the last quarter to make the score 110-51.

Oakland improves to 2-2 on the season, and their next game is against Madonna on November 25 at the O’Rena. Meanwhile, the Cougars are still looking for that elusive first win on the year; hopefully they can come up victorious in their next game against Lawrence Tech.

WXOU’s next broadcast is Oakland women’s basketball against Madonna. Joey Hayes is on play-by-play and Sports Media Director Giovanni Moceri is color. WXOU Program Director Andrew Deacon is in studio. Tune into for live coverage of the game!



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