Oxford 62, Walton 47
OXFORD – Oxford jumped out to a 15-point lead in the first quarter, and held the advantage the rest of the way for its third win of the season on Friday.
In its two most recent games, Oxford held the lead at halftime, but faded in the second half. Walton, too, made a run at the Blackhawks, one the host club was able to quash. “We got a little tired in the third quarter, but we made some substitutions and were able to slow the game down,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis.
Andrew Golden scored 17 in the first period lifting his club to a 23-8 lead. Golden finished with 32 points and 16 rebounds, while junior Cameron Heggie chipped in with a career-best 17 points including nine in the final quarter. Oxford (3-5) is at Harpursville Tuesday.
Walton: Eric Zimmerman, 4 0-0-11, Cameron Murphy, 1 0-0-2, Wyatt Finn, 2 1-2-5, Abel Clark, 0, Chad Swartwout, 1 0-0-2, Colin Adam, 1 0-0-2; Trevor Zandt, 1 0-0-2; Dalton Kaminsky, 9 4-7-23. Totals: 19 5-9-47.
Oxford: Matt Moore, 0; Cameron Heggie, 7 2-2-17; Daniel Lawton, 0; Jeff Lawton, 0 2-2-2; Andrew Golden, 14 3-6-32; Paul Wonka, 2 1-1-5; Kevin Davis, 3 0-0-6; Jake McConnell, 0. Totals: 26 8-11-62.
Walt. 8 15 11 13–47
Oxfd 23 11 11 17–63
Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (O) Heggie, Golden. (W) Zimmerman, Kaminsky. JV: Walton won 51-35. Officials: Berg, Green.
Bainbridge-Guilford 57, Hancock 47
BAINBRIDGE – Battling illness, B-G was able to prevail over Hancock Friday with its abbreviated lineup.
Senior Austin Bauerle had a career night scoring 18 points, pulling down 24 rebounds, blocking four shots, and picking up three steals. Corbin Palmer also scored 18, and Lucas Butcher added 11.
“Austin, Corbin, and Lucas played steady, and we got a big lift off the bench defensively from Dylan Moffitt,” said B-G coach Greg Warren.