Thursday's state hoops: Oakland goes down in rematch with Milwaukee, 88-78

Allen Jordan
The Detroit News

Josh Thomas had 22 points and six rebounds as Milwaukee beat Oakland 88-78 on Thursday night.

Vin Baker Jr. had 16 points and seven rebounds for Milwaukee (7-12, 5-5 Horizon). Jordan Lathon had 16 points and six rebounds. Tafari Simms had 13 points.

Jamal Cain had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Grizzlies (13-5, 7-1 Horizon), whose six-game win streak ended. Trey Townsend added 16 points and eight rebounds. Blake Lampman had 14 points.

Oakland's Jamal Cain puts up a shot over Michigan State's Max Christie

The Panthers evened the season series against the Golden Grizzlies. Oakland defeated Milwaukee 86-65 on Jan. 9.

More state men

(At) Green Bay 70, Detroit Mercy 63: Cade Meyer had 16 points as Green Bay beat Detroit 70-63 on Thursday night.

Donovan Ivory had 13 points for Green Bay (4-13, 3-5 Horizon). Japannah Kellogg III added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Lucas Stieber had six assists.

Antoine Davis had 25 points for the Titans (5-10, 3-3 Horizon). Madut Akec added 16 points, and Noah Waterman had 10 points and seven rebounds.

(At) Parkside 89, Wayne State 69: Wayne State lost its sixth straight in a road matchup at Parkside, 89-69 on Thursday.  

Tray Croft scored a game-high 25 points for the Rangers (8-8, 5-4 GLIAC), while Colin O'Rourke had 19 points and Vinson Sigmon, Jr. added 17 points.

Brailen Neely led four Warriors (2-10, 1-8 GLIAC) in double figures with 14 points, with David Hughes chipping in 10 points and 11 rebounds. 

State women

No. 8 Michigan 83, Wisconsin 44: No. 8 Michigan used a 25-5 surge in the second quarter to blitz visiting Wisconsin en route to a dominate 83-44 win at Crisler Center on Thursday night. 

Naz Hillmon led the way for the Wolverines (16-2, 7-1 Big Ten) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. 

Sydney Hilliard finished with 13 points for Wisconsin (4-13,1-6 Big Ten).

Wayne State 85, (at) Parkside 84: A layup by Kate Sherwood with five seconds left helped Wayne State steal a win on the road against Parkside, 85-84, in a back and forth conference battle.

Sherwood finished with 25 points and five rebounds to lead the way for the Warriors (9-4, 5-3 GLIAC), with backcourt mate Alexis Miller adding 16 points.

Alyssa Nelson scored a game-high 26 points for the Rangers (6-10, 3-5 GLIAC).

(At) Oakland 80, Detroit Mercy 50: The Oakland Golden Grizzlies seized control from the opening period and never looked back on their way to a 80-50 rout over Detroit Mercy at the O'Rena. 

Aaliyah McQueen scored a game-high 15 points for Oakland (8-8, 6-3 Horizon), who had four players finish with double figures in scoring. 

Brandi Washington led the way for the Detroit (0-17, 0-10 Horizon) with 14 points.