GIRLS BASKETBALL: Oxford Advances To Sectional Championship, Defeats Southern Cayuga
Published: March 2nd, 2023
By: Morgan Golliver

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Oxford advances to Sectional Championship, defeats Southern Cayuga 1) The Oxford Lady Blackhawks are moving on to the Section IV Class D Championship game with a win over Southern Cayuga. Pictured is the team huddling up prior to Sectionals game vs GMU. (Photo by Morgan Golliver) 2) Oxford’s Madalyn Barrows leads the team with 24 points and 18 rebounds in win over Southern Cayuga. (Photo by Reckless Photography)

DELHI – The Oxford Lady Blackhawks are cruising right along in the Section IV, Class D tournament with wins against GMU, South Kortright, and now Southern Cayuga. Oxford defeated Southern Cayuga 47-34 on Wednesday at SUNY Delhi. Standing tall at 19-5, the Blackhawks head to the sectional championship game, the top and remaining playoff basketball team in Chenango County.

The first half looked like a defensive battle with a low scoring game on offense. Oxford took the 15-10 advantage at halftime with Southern Cayuga in serious foul trouble. The foul trouble would continue into the second half, leaving Oxford with a total of 32 foul shots. They made 17 to go 53 percent at the free-throw line. 14 free-throws were made by leading scorer Madalyn Barrows.

Barrows led the Blackhawks with 24 points and collected 18 rebounds, including 13 defensive. Oxford out-rebounded their opponent in a close 48-42 margin. Kyla Kelsey-Jones finished behind Barrows with 12 points. There was not a lot of the whole team contribution that Oxford has been used to seeing throughout the season, but they were grateful to pick up the win.

Oxford will face top seeded Cherry Valley-Springfield in Saturday’s championship gam, potentially at 2 p.m. Please check for any updates through the Oxford Academy social media platforms.

CV-S has made their presence known in the local area after they had a tough non-league game against STAC opponent Norwich. CV-S finished on top of the Tri-Valley league at 22-1 and won the championship over Laurens. Both teams will return to SUNY Delhi with admission being charged through GOFan Digital Ticketing.

Scores by Quarter:

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SC 5 5 10 14—34

OX 6 9 15 17–47

SC: Charli Bennett 8, Ellie Brozon 7, Norah McCarthy 6, Alycia Orona 5, Circe Perez 4, Emily Prince 2, Cennedi McCarthy 2.

OX: Madalyn Barrows 24, Kyla Kelsey-Jones 12, Ella Kelsey 7, Taegan Manwarren 2, Abi Denz 2.

Three-Pointers: SC 4 (N McCarthy 2, Brozon, Orona); OX 0-for-10.