Oxford: Eagles lose despite Hixon setting new record
start, the Eagles looked to retaliate in the second half.
With a new strategy, Oxford enabled Hixon to bring the ball up court, allowing every play to go through him.
Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Hixon scored eight of Oxford’s next 10 points, with the eighth point being a free throw that would ultimately break the scoring record.
Stopping the game to award him of the prestigious honor, the coaches along with Hixon gathered at midcourt to give him the record-breaking ball and show their support.
“It’s an honor to have the record,” said Hixon after the game. “I just wish it would have come under different circumstances.”
But as play resumed it would turn out that the celebration would be the only highlight of the night for the Eagles.
The Warriors continued to play tough defense, forcing 16 second half turnovers. Mixed in with their ability from beyond the 3point arc (11-of-29) and a perfect 16-of-16 from the freethrow line, Middle Georgia held strong for the victory.
Hixon, who finished with a team-high 27 points, was followed by teammate Michael Chang (nine).
“I would love to play basketball somewhere next year,” admitted Hixon, who performed before college scouts from Georgia College & State University. “No one has approached me with anything, so as of now I am off to Emory.”