The Oxford High School boys' basketball team won its second straight game for the first time in school history with a 58-56 win over Joel Barlow on the road Friday night.
Steve Mahoney knocked down a three pointer with 1:30 remaining on the clock to give Oxford its first lead of the game. And the Wolverines held on with a gritty performance, said Coach Al Tolomeo.
"This was a game in which we didn't play that well (the team had 25 turnovers)," he said. "But we outworked them."
Mahoney had 14 points, Jason Mraz had 11 and nine rebounds and Eric Jensen had nine rebounds for Oxford, which moves to 2-4 on the season. James Michaud had 11 points for Oxford.
Oxford, which had lost to Barlow by 20 points in the second game of the season, is on its first winning streak going into possibly the hardest game of the seaon against undrefeated Bunnell High School of Stratford at home on Tuesday, 7 p.m. The Wolverines then travel to Pomperaug on Friday night, also at 7.
"We have the Pomperaug game circled on our schedule," he said. "I feel good about the frame of mind we are in after winning two straight."
The Wolveinres defeated New Milford, which was 3-1, earlier in the week behind a stellar performance by Mraz, who had 17 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.
Oxford High School junior girls' basketball player Taylor Drayton made the all-tournament team at the Candy Cane Classic basketball tournament held at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge.
The Wolverine girls are now 2-5 on the season after losing 43-34 to Joel Barlow on Friday night. Drayton led all scorers with 19 points.
The Oxford High School boys swim team lost a close matchup to Newtown this week. Here are the results:
Oxford 86- Newtown 96
200 Med Rly1. NHS 1:47.25 Richard Huffman, Nick Lafky, Jacob Branchflower, Owen Gray
200 Fr1. NHA 1:53.72 Richard Huffman
200 IM1. NHS 2:08.12 Nick Lafky
50 Fr1. OHS 24.32 Ari Bigi
Diving1. NHS 163.15 Sam Freitas
100 Fly1. OHS 59.72 Dan Knepple
100 Fr1. OHS 52.92 Ari Bigi
500 Fr1. OHS 5:25.63 Tyler Overton
200 Fr Rly1. NHS 1:37.93 Austin Adamchek, Nick Busino, Owen Gray, Chris Lafky
100 Bk1. NHS 57.92 Richard Huffman
100 Br1. NHS 1:06.55 Nick Lafky
400 Fr Rly1. OHS 3:36.78 Jake Marshall, Tyler Overton, Ari Bigi, Dan Knepple
Oxford is 1-3 on the season.