OAKLAND, Mich. -- Travis Bader scored 27 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead Oakland to a 96-62 victory over Albion on Friday in the season opener for both teams.
Bader was 9 of 15 from the field, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. He added seven rebounds. Drew Valentine had 13 points and Cory Petros and Ryan Bass scored 12 each for the Golden Grizzlies, who shot 59 percent from the field in the first half and 55 percent for the game. Oakland was 9 of 18 on 3-pointers, scored 26 points off Albion turnovers and never trailed.Lawrence Ridgell scored 15 points and Adam Zavadil had 14 for the Britons, a Division III program, in their first meeting with Oakland since 1973.Golden Grizzlies coach Greg Kampe, who started his 29th season with Oakland, now needs only nine wins to reach 500 for his career.