Bit­ter­sweet!

Ox­ford’s Hixon sets new scor­ing record in 105-44 loss

The Covington News - - Sports - By Brian Harper

OX­FORD — In a sea­son filled with lit­tle ex­cite­ment and many tough losses, one Ox­ford Col­lege Ea­gle was able to over­come the ad­ver­sity and put to­gether a stel- lar per­for­mance on Mon­day night, de­spite his team be­ing pum­meled by Mid­dle Ge­or­gia, 105-44.

Ox­ford All-Amer­i­can Chad Hixon en­tered the game need­ing just 22 points to break the all-time Ox­ford Col­lege scor­ing record, a record set back in 2005 by Austin Ewing (1,217 points). Ewing is now a strong con­trib­u­tor for his team at North Carolina A & T.

As the game be­gan, the Ea­gles would quickly find them­selves out­manned and un­able to keep up with the speed and su­perb shoot­ing of the War­riors. Turn­ing the ball over seven times in the first half al­lowed Mid­dle Ge­or­gia to put to­gether a 25-2 run.

Us­ing tough de­fense, the War­riors held Ox­ford to 23 first half points, to which Hixon had 14 of them.

Af­ter get­ting off to a slow

Sub­mit­ted Photo

Record breaker: Chad Hixon be­came Ox­ford Col­lege’s all-time scor­ing leader Mon­day in a 105-44 loss to visit­ing Mid­dle Ge­or­gia. Pic­tured, left to right: Ox­ford head coach Rod­er­ick Stubbs, Hixon, as­sis­tant coach Greg Good­win and grad­u­ate as­sis­tant coach Andy Spru­ell.

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