Men’s 1st lose on the road to Oxford

Oxford University 77 vs 66 University of Worcester

After a lack luster 1st quarter (11-25) from our men’s 1st team, the team struggled to find any rhythm on offense or defense to mount a comeback. Our guys played much better in the 2nd quarter, but it wasn’t enough to make a dent into Oxford’s lead of 13pts at the end of 20 minutes of play.

After the half time break, Oxford came out fighting with a flurry of baskets to cause an early time out by Coach Dean. We started to see more urgency from the team, as Coach Dean started to utilise the bench more to see if someone could ignite a spark.

The fourth quarter saw a team on a mission. Our Men’s 1st team started to play more like the team. Creating havoc on the defensive end, causing turnovers and creating fast break opportunities. However time wasn’t on our side and Oxford were strategic in slowing the game down to limit our chances of mounting a successful comback.

Top Scorers: Isaiah Walker 27, Humberto Ferreira 11, Jacob Dearman 10.

Coach Dean said, “due to the way we started the game, we gave ourselves too much work to do. The guys are naturally disappointed, however there’s no time to sulk and feel sorry for ourselves. So we have to prepare for our next game, taking the learnings from this evening.”