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Oakland, Mich., cruises past local rival 97-63

Nov 22, 2009 - 1:41 AM ROCHESTER, Mich.(AP) -- Keith Benson scored 21 points and four teammates reached double figures as Oakland, Mich., routed local rival Rochester, Mich., 97-63 on Saturday night.

Larry Wright added 16 points, Will Hudson 15, Drew Maynard 14 and Derick Nelson for the Golden Grizzlies (1-2).

Adrian Schaffer led the Warriors (6-5) with 20 points. Michael Graham added 14 and Marques Ewell 10.

The Grizzlies' biggest lead of the first half came at 38-20 on Wright's two free throws with 5:14 to go. It was 47-35 at intermission.

Rochester trimmed it to 49-41 at 18:54 of the second half on Schaffer's 3-pointer. But Oakland stretched the gap past 20 points when Maynard's layup made it 66-47 with 12:43 left. The lead hit 30 with 3:29 to go when Ilija Milutinovic's dunk made it 91-61.

The Golden Grizzlies have never lost to the Warriors and are 12-0, with 11 victories at home.