A 3 point attempt by Oxford's 6'7 Sean Wickham just missed and Pasco Hernando, out of Florida, escaped with a 78-76 victory here at Williams Gym on Thursday. Wickham, who nearly had a double double with 9 points and 10 rebounds, had an opportunity to steal a Win with his last second shot from the top of the key.
With Freshman Ryan Kwong leading the way with 21 points on 5 of 8 from 3 point land, the Eagles nearly came all the way back from an early 13 point deficit. With Sophomore Kyle Brown contributing 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists along with 10 points from Sophomore Seb Mosso, the Eagles mounted quite a charge versus their D2 opponent.
As Coach Stubbs reflected on the close loss, "we made more free throws than Pasco attempted plus we connected on 73% of our opportunities but too many turnovers may have spelled the difference".
The Eagles will see Pasco again when they make their annual Winter Break trek to Florida in January.
Next up for Oxford will be Oglethorpe on Monday December 4th.