Oakland Trounces Gents in Season Finale, 86-60
Monday, February 28, 2005


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Chad Maclies

Jarmorrow Moragne

—The Oakland Golden Grizzlies shot 65.5 percent from the field and 75 percent from the three-point arc in the first half Monday night to cruise to a 28-point halftime lead and eventually the 86-60 win over Centenary. The Gents did not qualify for the conference tournament and finished the season with a 3-24 record, 1-15 in Mid-Con play.

 

Oakland (9-18, 7-9) came out running and gunning in the opening minutes of play as the Grizzlies jumped out to an 18-4 advantage powered by eight points from Courtney Scott. The Gents finally broke the spell with a three-pointer from Kevin Taylor off the bench, but it would not stop the bleeding. The visitors responded with a 12-0 run over a six-minute span to extend the lead to 33-9 with 5:59 remaining in the first half.

 

The Grizzlies led 48-20 at the intermission, holding Centenary to its lowest first half offensive output at home this season. The duo of Scott and Rawle Marshall were too much for the Gents as they notched 14 points and 17 points respectively by the break.

 

The second half wasn’t pretty either as Marshall scored seven of Oakland’s first 11 points. The Grizzlies pushed their lead to 42 points at 73-31 on a jumper by Brandon Cassie with 10:28 to play in the game. The Gents did not give up though, and ended their season with a positive push that saw Centenary outscore the Oakland reserves 29-13 the rest of the way.

 

Marshall paced all scorers with 24 points in only 28 minutes of action for Oakland. Scott added 18 points in the victory while DeMarcus Ishmeal totaled 14 points with the help of three trifectas.

 

Seniors Chad Maclies and Jarmorrow Moragne led the Gents on senior night as each finished in double figures in their final game. Maclies pumped in 16 points while collecting nine rebounds. Moragne tallied 10 points and five boards to go with three assists.