Green Bay tops Oakland in women's basketball showdown
By Mark Vest
Posted January 31, 2014
ROCHESTER — Oakland University women's basketball team faced University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, which has won 15 consecutive regular-season league titles. Although Green Bay (11-7 overall, in the 4-2 Horizon league) isn't sitting at the top of the standings this year, the Phoenix proved to be too much for Oakland to handle Jan. 30, as they came away with a 74-58 victory. While Green Bay isn't having the kind of year it has in recent seasons, the success of its women's basketball program wasn't lost on Oakland coach Jeff Tungate. "I talked to the team after the game about winning's just a mentality," he said. "When you've won 15 years in a row, you expect to win. When you have that kind of mentality, good things happen. We're trying to change the mindset. To come into a game like this against Green Bay, where they're expecting to win, we're hoping to win, that's a huge difference. I wanted the players to be aware they won 15 straight, because there's a certain mentality you have to have to make that happen." Oakland (8-12 overall, in the 3-4 league) is scheduled to play at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in a road game against the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bethany Watterworth (Lake Orion High School) led the Golden Grizzlies with 28 points.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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