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Oxford gets big conference win

Oxford College's Sam Kim.

Oxford College's Sam Kim.

OXFORD — An impressive offensive game by Alex Ordu and an equally impressive defensive game by Samuel King allowed Oxford to put a mark in the conference-win column over Southern Crescent Technical College on Thursday.

Ordu scored 21 points to lead the field with Kim bringing down a game 13 rebounds in the 75-50 win.

Both teams had a slow start with each team scoring four points in the first five minutes before the Eagles went on a 9-0 run. Oxford continued to put the ball in the hoop by taking advantage of turnovers and playing aggressively on defense to take a 35-16 lead.

Making it possible for Oxford to take a 19-point lead were Kevin Tolbert, who had 10 points with Evan Dunwoodie, Roman Woodburn and Kim getting five rebounds each.

Defensively, the Eagles held Southern Crescent to 25 percent of their shots from the field and from 3-point range while making 43 percent of their field goals.

Oxford’s defense kept up the pressure in the second half, holding the Tigers to 36 percent of their field goals and 33 percent of their 3-point shots.

Offensively, Ordu took control, scoring 13 points while being a team player with three assists. Also having three assists in the game were Dunwoodie and Kim. Woodburn, who finished the game with eight points, the recipient of those assists, getting a lot of those passes for easy goals under the basket.

Also scoring in double figures for the Eagles were Tolbert (15) and Zachary Lynn (10).

Trying their best to keep the game close for the Tigers were their top three scorers, Vladimir Noel (14), Joseph Tarver (11) and Darryl Little, who scored all of his 10 points in the second half.