Evening Sun Report
Oxford 53, B-G 33
OXFORD – Oxford won the showdown of unbeaten division leaders creating a wide bulge in the second quarter after B-G’s starting forward Ryan Porter went down with an injury.
“After Porter was hurt, that made a bit of a difference,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis. “We switched defenses and applied more pressure to their guards. We were able to convert some easy baskets off turnovers and got things going.”
Cory Seiler racked up 19 points to lead the Blackhawks (5-0, 7-5), who are on track for another appearance in the MAC championship game.
Steve Patten and Justin Pepper scored 12 points apiece for B-G (4-1, 4-6).
During Saturday’s games, Oxford raised over $1,500 for its Third Annual Coaches versus Cancer fundraiser. Proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society, Davis said.
B-G: Matthew Robinson, 0; Jordan Smith, 0; Travis Colburn, 0; Steve Patten, 4 4-8-12; Ryan Gardner, 0; Ricky Stone, 0; Ryan Porter, 1 2-4-4; Austin Bauerle, 2 0-0-5; Billy Holden, 0; Justin Pepper, 4 4-6-12. Totals: 11 10-18-33.
Oxf: Devin Slater, 0; Jeremy Nelson, 1 3-4-5 ; Cory Seiler, 8 1-3-19; John Wonka, 3 0-0-6; Ralph Renaud, 3 0-0-7; Zach Barry, 3 2-2-8; Chris Covey, 0; Booker Davis, ; Quincy Davis,0 . Totals: 21 8-12-53.
B-G 10 5 6 12–33
Oxf. 13 18 5 17–53
Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (BG) Bauerle, (O) Seiler 2, Renaud. JV: Oxford won to improve to 12-0. Officials: Berg, Ciotoli.
Norwich 82, Windsor 37
WINDSOR – Norwich coach Mark Abbott was glad his team was at peak offensive efficiency in the first quarter; however, he had little good to say about his club’s opening-stanza defense.
“We played absolutely no defense in the first quarter,” Abbott said. “We were fortunate our shots were falling, otherwise we would have been looking at a deficit.”
Norwich went 9-for-12 from the field in the first quarter – 5-of-6 from behind the three-point arc – and Casey Edwards made all three of his trifecta attempts as Norwich led 26-19.
Windsor made better than 50 percent of its shots in the second quarter, but went 1-for-12 in the second quarter against a more inspired NHS defensive unit. Norwich extended its lead to 43-22 after two periods, then had its best offensive quarter of the season putting 31 on the board in the third.