Oakland 74, W. Illinois 70

Associated Press  |  Last updated February 04, 2012
Reggie Hamilton hit nine 3-pointers and scored 40 points as Oakland, Mich., defeated Western Illinois 74-70 in double overtime Saturday night. Travis Bader scored 19 and Drew Valentine 10 as the Golden Grizzlies (13-13, 7-7 Summit League) won for the 11th consecutive time at Western Illinois. Corey Petros, with five points, was the only other Oakland player to score. Ceola Clark made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead the Leathernecks (13-9, 7-6). Obi Emegano added 18 points, Tommie Tyler 11 and Terell Parks 10. Clark sent the game to overtime by sinking a 3-pointer for a 50-50 tie with 38 seconds left. Hamilton, who finished one point off his career high, forced a second overtime when his 3-pointer tied it at 60 with 40 seconds to go. Bader and Hamilton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Oakland a 66-62 edge in the second overtime, and the Grizzlies held on.
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