Ox­ford: Ea­gles lose de­spite Hixon set­ting new record

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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.”

HIXON

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