BOYS BASKETBALL: Otselic Valley Defeats Oxford In Non-league Play
Published: January 30th, 2023
By: Morgan Golliver

BOYS BASKETBALL: Otselic Valley defeats Oxford in non-league play OV’s Braeden Davis (Black) looks to get past Oxford’s John Rovente (White). Both players were the leading scorers of their respective teams. (Photo by Morgan Golliver)

OXFORD - On Friday, the Oxford Blackhawks boys basketball team hosted Otselic Valley for a Section III-Section IV matchup. Otselic Valley took control throughout the majority of the contest to win 55-43.

Aside from the usual tremendous offense from Braeden Davis, the Vikings played fierce on defense with stealing the ball and aggressively forcing turnovers. Oxford played a much better second quarter, pulling within four points in a 24-20 halftime deficit.

OV played with the same consistency in the second half, offensively producing after being tough on defense. They also earned free-throws as Oxford could not defend Braeden Davis cleanly.

Braeden posted an all scorers high of 30 points, making eight-of-12 free-throws. Owen Davis finished with nine points and had two steals.

Oxford’s John Rovente led the offense with 17 points as teammates Donovan Rickard and Caden Rifanburg each had nine points.


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OV (5-10) hosts Brookfield on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Oxford (3-11) heads to Walton on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Scores by Quarter:

OV 12 12 19 12–55

OX 4 16 8 15–43

OV: Braeden Davis 30, Owen Davis 9, Lukas Schieferstein 6, Cole Warren 5, Jacob Hackett 3, Thomas Stanley 2.

OX: John Rovente 17, Donovan Rickard 9, Caden Rifanburg 9, Eli Bennett 4, Sylas Emerson 2, Jared Sheridan 2.

Three-Pointers: OV 2 (B Davis, Hackett); OX 2 (Rovente, Rifanburg)