Oxford closes in on MAC division title

Boys’ Basketball

Oxford 62, Deposit 35

OXFORD – Oxford moved one division win from clinching a tie for the MAC Division Two title with yet another blowout victory.

All seven Oxford wins in league play this season have come by at least 27 points, and in this one, the lead was at 33 points after three periods. “I tell them to got and play every game like it’s their last one,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis. “We were able to play to that level in the first quarter.”

Oxford started the game on a 13-0 run, and led 24-9 at the first turn. Hugh Witchella had all nine of his points in the opening quarter, while Scott Seiler had the game’s first five points.

Seiler led Oxford (14-2) with 18 points.

The Blackhawks play at Harpursville Friday.

Deposit: Corey Andresen, 3 1-4-8, Jacob Gesford, 0; Michael Mills, 5 0-0-11, Jordan Hathaway 1 1-2-3, Benjamin Winans, 2 1-1-5, Zachary Matthews 1 0-0-2, Babcock, 1 0-0-2; Christopher Reis 2 0-0-4. Totals: 15 3-7-35.

Oxford: Cory Seiler, 1 0-0-3; Andrew Hubman, 3 0-0-6; Scott Seiler, 7 0-0-18; Nate Sortino, 0; Tom Gould, 4 0-0-8; Alex Champlin, 2 0-0-4; Jeff Champlin, 4 0-0-8; Robert Amor, 2 0-0-4; Ethan Paul, 1 0-2-2; James Loughren, 0; Hugh Witchella, 3 3-3-9. Totals: 27 3-5-62.

Dep. 9 6 7 13–35

Oxf. 24 15 16 7–62

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (O) S. Seiler 4, C. Seiler, (D) Mills, Andresen. JV: Oxford won 42-31. Officials: Linehan, Mirabito.

Otselic Valley 67, George Jr. Republic 47

DRYDEN – Otselic Valley rebounded from its first loss 24 hours earlier rolling to a non-league road victory at George Jr. Republic Wednesday.

David Cerasani scored 11 of his 14 points in the third quarter, and Taylor Duell netted seven of his game-high 21 to push the Vikings’ lead to 21 points. “We were down (after the loss to DeRuyter), and we played like it in the first half,” said OV coach Dave Loomis. “That game took a lot out of us physically and emotionally, and it took a while to get under motion tonight.”

Robert Guyer added 11 points for the Vikings (18-1), who play their regular season finale at Cincinnatus Friday.

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