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Oakland beats Green Bay, clinches second spot in league

Associated Press

Green Bay, Wis. — Jalen Hayes scored 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds, Sherron Dorsey-Walker added 19 points and Oakland distanced itself from Green Bay at the end for an 85-72 win Friday night for its eighth straight win.

The victory clinched at least a No. 2 seed for Oakland in the Horizon League tournament.

Kameron Hankerson’s 3-pointer tied the game at 67 with five minutes remaining before Oakland (23-7, 13-4 Horizon League) closed with an 18-5 run while making 6 of its last 7 shots. Green Bay (17-12, 11-6) made just 2 of its last 9 attempts.

Martez Walker added 17 points for the Golden Grizzlies, who shot 32 for 58 (55 percent). The Phoenix finished 28 for 69 (41 percent) and made just 4 for 19 from 3-point range.

Oakland dominated the interior with a 50-38 scoring advantage.

Green Bay’s Kenneth Lowe scored 17 points on 8-for-10 shooting, Charles Cooper scored 15 before fouling out, and Kerem Kanter scored 13 points with 12 rebounds.