Jaevin Cumberland nets career-best 31 in Oakland win


Jaevin Cumberland (left) is on the WHS Wall of Fame and scored a career high 31 points for Oakland University in Saturday's win. At the right is WHS head coach Michael Noszka.

Jaevin Cumberland (left) is on the WHS Wall of Fame and scored a career high 31 points for Oakland University in Saturday's win. At the right is WHS head coach Michael Noszka.


ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Jaevin Cumberland and Xavier Hill-Mais combined for 59 points as Oakland rallied in the second half to beat Oral Roberts 87-76 on Saturday.

Cumberland had a career-best 31 points, hitting 7 of 12 from the floor and making 15 of 15 free throws. Hill-Mais was 10-of-20 from the floor, making 8 of 9 free-throw attempts for 28 points as Oakland was 26 of 28 from the line. Oral Roberts made 11 of 15 free-throw attempts.

Braden Norris also had a career-high 14 points for Oakland (3-3).

Oral Roberts held a 37-35 halftime advantage but the Grizzlies started the second half on a 15-5 run to go ahead 50-42 less than five minutes into the second period. They pushed that to 74-61 with 7:09 left after a Cumberland layup.

ORU rallied late after Sam Kearns drilled a 3-pointer and followed with a layup to close to 81-74 with 1:57 left. Hill-Mais had a layup and Cumberland dropped in two free throws in the final seconds to secure the win.

Emmanuel Nzekwesi had 18 points and 19 rebounds for ORU (2-6). Kearns added 14 points and Kaelen Malone chipped in 13.

Jaevin Cumberland (left) is on the WHS Wall of Fame and scored a career high 31 points for Oakland University in Saturday’s win. At the right is WHS head coach Michael Noszka.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/11/web1_BBK_wil_jaevinwall.jpgJaevin Cumberland (left) is on the WHS Wall of Fame and scored a career high 31 points for Oakland University in Saturday’s win. At the right is WHS head coach Michael Noszka.