Submitted Photo, Karri Beckwith
ONEONTA – Following a 30 points performance by Jacob Murrer in the opening round, Oxford faced Chenango County’s Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the finals of the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club Holiday Tournament last week.
Murrer’s career-high 30 points came in the game against Schenevus on Wednesday, December 27. His field goals were from everywhere on the floor as his finished transition layups, created by the rebounding and out-letting efforts of Jason Davis and C.J. Smith, while his three-point shot was also deadly.
While Murrer led all scorers, Davis and Smith both recorded double-doubles. Davis finished the game with 12 points and 14 boards while Smith contributed 11 points and pulled in 13 rebounds.
In the other game of the first round, GMU topped Roxbury to set up the Chenango County title game.
The size of the the Eagles along with the strong guard play helped lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton win the championship over the Blackhawks on Thursday.
The three-point shooting by Hunter Lockwood helped as his team with 20 points in the winning effort while his teammate Ethan Butts was one point shy of tying the game-high point total. Lockwood sunk four from beyond the three-point circle while Butts finished his field goals from inside the paint and at the free-throw line.
Oxford’s Davis scored nine of his 20 points from the three point line as he led the way for the Blackhawks in the loss.
The Blackhawks are in action again later today as they host Marathon. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
Oxford 65, Schenevus 45..