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Destiny Leo leads Cleveland State to 72-51 win over Oakland

Down one at the break, the Vikings out-scored the Grizzlies 46-24 after intermission to maintain a share of first place in the Horizon League.
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Cleveland State's Destiny Leo (2) puts up a shot against IUPUI's Rachel Kent (22) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Horizon League women's tournament championship, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Indianapolis.

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Destiny Leo scored 23 points and Cleveland State overcame a halftime deficit to beat Oakland 72-51 Saturday afternoon.

Down one at the break, the Vikings (19-3, 10-2 Horizon League) out-scored the Golden Grizzlies 46-24 in the third and fourth quarters combined, despite turning the ball over 18 times as a team. Brittni Moore added 15 points and seven rebounds, while Amele Ngwafang notched her fifth double-double of the year with 12 points and 12 boards.

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Oakland (10-11, 5-7) was eventually doomed by poor shooting (26.4% from the field) and a decisive loss on the glass (45-35). Brooke Quarles-Daniels led the Grizzlies with 14 points and eight rebounds.

With two straight wins, CSU remains in a tie for first atop the conference with Youngstown State, whom they will host next weekend at the Wolstein Center. Before that, however, the Vikes will come home to battle Robert Morris Thursday morning.

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