(December 2013) The men’s basketball team improved to 5-1 on its home court with a 90-78 victory over Wilbur Wright College on December 12. Sophomore forward Sam Mitchell (Glenbard South) led Oakton in scoring with 20 points. Mitchell is the team’s top scorer, averaging 12.7 points per game. Oakton next plays Tuesday, December 17, at Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Notching the First Win of the Season
(November 2013) Freshman forward Mike Kirkendall (Hammond, Indiana) led all Oakton scorers with 20 points and freshman guard Travon Boddie (Lew Wallace, Indiana) notched a team-high 11 assists in the men’s basketball 94-65 decisive home victory over Truman College on November 5. In the win, sophomore forward Sam Mitchell (Glenbard South) added seven rebounds, eight assists, and 17 points. Oakton next hosts the College of DuPage at 3 p.m., Saturday, November 9.
Player of the Week Honors
(February 2013) The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) named freshman guard Chris Medard (Evanston) as its Region IV Division II District B Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on February 11. In three games played the week of February 9, Medard notched 45 points, 15 rebounds, eight steals, and nine assists.
The Raiders posted a 76-63 road victory over College of Lake County on February 14. Freshman forward Sam Mitchell (Glenbard South) led the Raiders with 18 points and eight rebounds in the win. Mitchell is Oakton’s top scorer, averaging 16.4 points per game. The Raiders play their last home game of the regular season on Tuesday, February 19, when they host Waubonsee Community College.
Scoring a Win
(January 2013) Oakton has won three of its last four Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference contests. Most recently, the Raiders posted a 77-70 home victory over the College of Lake County on January 24. Freshman guard Chris Medard (Evanston) led the Raiders in scoring (15 points) and freshman forward Chris House (Prospect) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the win. The Raiders look to improve their record in conference play on January 29, when they travel to Sugar Grove to take on Waubonsee Community College.
Opening Conference Play
(January 2013) The men’s basketball team begins Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) play on Sunday, January 13, when the Raiders take on McHenry County College at the ISCC Tip-Off Classic hosted by Elgin Community College.
(January 2013) Starting 2013 off on the Right Note: The men’s basketball team won its third straight game, defeating Truman College 52-37 on January 3. In the home victory, freshman forward Sam Mitchell (Glenbard South) led the Raiders in scoring with 20 points and sophomore guard Jaronn Watkins (Niles West) added 11 points.
Getting Back on the Winning Track
(December 14, 2012) The Raiders snapped a five-game losing skid with a 73-65 road win over Wilbur Wright College on December 13. Freshman guard Brandon Webb (Tilden) led Oakton with 27 points and freshman forward Jawaan Toney (St. Joseph) notched a double-double with his 16 points and 10 rebounds. The team plays its last 2012 game on December 15, at 3 p.m., when it hosts Columbia College’s club team.