Benson’s 26 points leads Oakland past Centenary
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP)—Keith Benson scored 26 points on 9-for-10 shooting and Eric Kangas added 19 in Oakland’s 78-65 victory over cold-shooting Centenary on Saturday night.
Johnathon Jones made just one field goal but made 11 of 12 free throws to add 13 points for the Golden Grizzlies (15-11, 8-5 Summit League). He also had 12 of Oakland’s 13 assists. Blake Cushingberry came off the bench to score 11 points.
Chase Adams hit 5-of-10 from 3-point range and finished with 23 points for the Gents (7-17, 5-7). Gary Redus and Nick Stallings added 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Centenary.
Oakland led 35-34 at halftime but pulled away as Centenary shot just 24.1 percent in the second half, finishing at 32.8 percent.